Women in Guyana

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Women in Guyana
A Guyanese female technician working at the Guyana Food and Drug Department Laboratory in Georgetown, Guyana, selecting samples to be tested with a newly acquired equipment.
Gender Inequality Index[1]
Value0.524 (2013)
Rank113th out of 152
Maternal mortality (per 100,000)280 (2010)
Women in parliament31.3% (2013)
Females over 25 with secondary education61.5% (2012)
Women in labour force42.3% (2012)
Global Gender Gap Index[2]
Value0.7085 (2013)
Rank48th out of 149

Women in Guyana are South American women who live in or come from Guyana. In general, Guyanese women play significant roles in modern-day Guyanese society as house-workers, farmers, market vendors, teachers, nurses, civil servants, and clerks. A few women of Guyana have become senior position holders in the Government of Guyana; there had even been one Guyanese who took the role as the President of Guyana. Education-wise, women in Guyana have outperformed male Guyanese in regional examinations. There are currently more women in Guyana who attend education in universities.[3]

Many Guyanese women living in urban areas of Guyana have taken roles as breadwinners for their families, particularly in working-class families.[3]

In religion, obeah women participate as religious leaders in folk religion.[3]

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  1. ^ "Table 4: Gender Inequality Index". United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013" (PDF). World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13.
  3. ^ a b c Seecharan, Clem. "Guyana". Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 21 October 2013.

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