By the numbers: Women’s empowerment in the Philippines

In the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index for 2015, the Philippines is the highest ranking Asia-Pacific country to occupy the list at 7th place.

The country bested 144 other countries such as Switzerland, New Zealand, and the U.S. However, statistics show that Filipino women continue to face several economic and structural issues.

Source: CNN Philippines. Date: March 8, 2016