EUROPE/GREAT BRITAIN - Poverty is sexist: discriminating laws between men and women in 155 countries

Thursday, 10 March 2016 women  

Radu Chibzii

London (Agenzia Fides) - The NGO ONE has recently presented the report "Poverty is sexist" where it shows the discrimination that many women around the world suffer, and highlights the 20 worst Countries to be born a woman. The document indicates that, in 2016, 500 million women are still unable to read, 62 million children cannot attend school and 155 countries still have discriminating laws between men and women. At the beginning of the report the NGO notes that nowhere on earth, women have the same opportunities as men, and that in many Countries to be born poor and a woman means a life condemned to inequity, oppression and poverty, as well as in many cases to a death sentence.
A baby girl born in Nigeria, for example, is likely to die before 5 years of age than another born in Norway. However, this is not a phenomenon that affects only the poorest Countries. Globally, only 50% of women fall in the labor market, compared to 77% of men. The 20 places listed from worst to least worst in which to be born a woman, where being a woman is a health hazard, a challenge to find paid employment and an odyssey to be a mother and not die are: Niger, Somalia, Mali , Central African Republic, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Chad, Comoros Islands, Pakistan, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Benin, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Haiti, Djibouti and Mauritania. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 10/03/2016)

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