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In terms of gender equity Bahrain is above the Middle East and North African average, and far over its neighbour Saudi Arabia, although in worst situation than its other neighbour Qatar.

In terms of gender equity Canada is ranked ninth among 154 countries, far above its neighbour United States and below several European nations, New Zealand and a developing nation, Mongolia. However, her relatively good performance is not enough to narrow the gap between men and women to an acceptable level.

In terms of gender equity United States is far behind its neighbour Canada, and ranks also in a worse position than half a hundred nations, among them the majority of the European countries, seven Latin American countries an many of others of the developing South.

In terms of gender equity Vietnam seats slightly above the East Asia & the Pacific average, and in better conditions that all of its neighbours.

In terms of gender equity Thailand is slightly above the East Asia & the Pacific average, and all of its neighbours are in worse condition.

Mongolia is among the few countries in the world that have reached a MEDIUM level of gender equity. In the East Asia & the Pacific region, only New Zealand, in a slightly better condition, and Australia, slightly worse, keep up with Mongolia.

In terms of gender equity Malaysia is in the very bottom of the East Asia & the Pacific region.

This is made apparent by the publication of the Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2012, published by Social Watch on the eve of Women’s International Day, March 8.

In terms of gender equity the Republic of Korea is far below the East East Asian average, although in a better situation than its bordering neighbours.

In terms of gender equity Cambodia is the country with the largest gap in the East Asia & Pacific region.

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