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Women literacy rate higher than men in UAE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:03:16 PM, WAM

Abu Dhabi: The literacy rate of women is higher than men in the UAE, a report said Tuesday.

According to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2010, the participation of UAE's women in workforce increased from 41 percent in 2009 to 43 percent this year.

It said the proportion of women holding ministerial level positions has also increased.

These factors helped the country to attain top position in the Arab world in gender equality and pushed its ranking up by nine places worldwide, the report said.

It said the UAE remained top Arab country in equality between men and women. It ranked 103 in 2010 from 112 last year in a survey of 134 countries.

The UAE was followed by Kuwait with a ranking of 105, Bahrain (110), Lebanon (116), Qatar (117), Oman (122), Egypt (125) and Saudi Arabia (129).

The UAE was also ranked among the high-income countries with per capita income of $12,196 or more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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