PHL rank in 2021 Women, Business, Law index dips | Cai Ordinario
THE Philippines’s performance in the Women, Business and the Law 2021 declined slightly, according to the World Bank.
Data from the report showed that the Philippines now scored an average of 78.8 out of 100 in the 2021 report, lower than the 81.3 score it posted in 2020.
The country shares the same score as Azerbaijan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kiribati and Tajikistan. The scores of these countries and the Philippines are still above the global average of 76.1 out of 100.
“Despite progress in many countries, there have been troubling reversals in a few, including restricting women’s travel without the permission of a male guardian. This pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities that disadvantage girls and women, including barriers to attend school and maintain jobs,” David Malpass, World Bank Group president, said.
“Women are also facing a rise in domestic violence and health and safety challenges. Women should have the same access to finance and the same rights to inheritance as men, and must be at the center of our efforts toward an inclusive and resilient recovery from the …
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