Rabat - Morocco is among the ten worst countries for women, says a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Rabat – Morocco is among the ten worst countries for women, says a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The WEF’s 2014 Global Gender Report ranked Morocco among the countries where economic and educational opportunities, as well as political representation and health outcomes, were far worse for women than men.
According to the report, just 27% of Moroccan women were in the labor force, compared to the 79% participation rate for men.
In addition, Moroccan women with jobs earned an average of just $3,123 annually, while men earned nearly $11,000, more than three times as much.
Morocco also has a considerable gap in literacy, says the report which measured disparities between men and women in 142 countries.
Only 58% of Moroccan women were considered literate versus 76% of the men.
The report also said only 17% of Moroccan women are represented in the parliament.
Yemen has been ranked the worst country for women followed by Pakistan, Chad, Syria, Mali, Iran, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco.
The WEF ranked each country based on four key areas such as political empowerment, economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment and health and survival.