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Women in Guyana

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]
Value 0.524 (2013)
Rank 113th out of 152
Maternal mortality (per 100,000) 280 (2010)
Women in parliament 31.3% (2013)
Females over 25 with secondary education 61.5% (2012)
Women in labour force 42.3% (2012)
Global Gender Gap Index[2]
Value 0.7085 (2013)
Rank 48th out of 136
Kara Lord, Miss Guyana Universe 2011.

Women in Guyana are South American women who lives in or are from Guyana. In general, Guyanese women plays 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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External links

  • SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN IN GUYANA by Ralph Seeram, KNEWS, October 13, 2013
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