Central & West Africa is Really High on Gender Inequality

Africa Sub Saharan is highest on Global Gender Inequality Index (GII), Central and West African regions rank extremely high on GII. Countries that are specifically high across the five critical indicators are Mali, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Congo (Democratic Republic), Gambia and Ghana. Central and West African regions are extremely low on female health. Specifically, Countries like Sierra Leone, Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Secondary level of education is low for both males and females. High gender gap with only about 20% share of women with parliamentary or ministry seats compared to about 80% men. Existing gender gaps with labor force participation with only about 65% females in labor force compared to about 80% males.

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