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The WEF published the Global Gender Gap Report 2017, which benchmarks 144 countries on their progress toward gender parity across four themes – economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment – and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups.Among the selected data in the index, educational attainment and health and survival score 109, which is higher with respect to economic participation and opportunity, which scores 133, and political empowerment, which scores 142 .We are also keen to have active women's participation in the upcoming Lebanese Parliament and government, as any democratic and social transformation can't be achieved without having women as a main actor in the Lebanese political arena.The economic participation of Lebanese women is highly concentrated in the 20-29 age group, who mostly work as monthly paid employees, whereas 12.2 percent of women in total own their business or work as freelancers, which is almost half the percentage of economically active men who run their own business.
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