Women in Panama

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Women in Panama
A Panamanian woman wearing traditional clothing
Global Gender Gap Index[1]
Value 0.7164 (2013)
Rank 37th out of 136
A Panamanian Kuna woman wearing a traditional costume.

Women in Panama are the women who live in or are from Panama. Panamanian women, by tradition, are Hispanic and they are treated as equal to men, accorded with "deference and respect". Young women in Panama, particularly those who are single, are regarded as persons with "very high symbolic status", including giving them roles as "Carnaval Queens". One particular example of this type of reverence of female adolescents is the celebration of the inna suid by the Kuna Indians, which is a three-day celebration of the adolescent girls' "coming of age". Some Panamanian women occupy high positions in the field of the professions, education, and government service. Panama had a female president as their national leader, in the person of Mireya Moscoso, who was Panama's first female president, serving from 1999 to 2004. [2]

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  1. ^ "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013". World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13. 
  2. ^ Panama, everyculture.com

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