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Women in Mongolia

Women in Mongolia
Mongolian women
Gender Inequality Index
Value 0.328 (2012)
Maternal mortality (per 100,000) 63 (2010)
Women in parliament 12.7% (2012)
Females over 25 with secondary education 83.0% (2010)
Women in labour force 54.3% (2011)
Global Gender Gap Index[1]
Value 0.7204 (2013)
Rank 33rd out of 136

Mongolian women traditionally perceived themselves to have a higher social status than women in many other Asian societies, but were still subordinate to men. Many were herdswomen and mothers, but during the Middle Ages some served as warriors or as members of the Khuriltai, a Mongolian governmental council. Some women even served in commanding roles during military operations.

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