Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Worst Countries For Women:Afghanistan,Congo,Pakistan,INDIA

Worst Countries For Women: Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan,India And Somalia

A poll was released today by a legal news service run by the  Thomson Reuters Foundation. The organization is called Trustlaw, and the poll marked the launch of a women section dedicated to global news and information on women s rights and legal rights( or the lack of it). Trustlaw asked 213 gender experts worldwide to pick the world s most dangerous countries for women

From rape to domestic violence,to lack of healthcare and education, millions of women experience daily peril. But nowhere more than in the five countries a Trustlaw expert poll identified as the world most dangerous countries to be a female in 2011: Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia, quoted Trustlaw .
The 213 gender rights experts evaluated several critical factors in the poll methodology. The six key risks in question were: sexual violence; non-sexual violence; cultural or religious factors; discrimination and lack of access to resources; trafficking.


87 percent of women are illiterate;

one in eleven Afghan woman s has a chance of dying in child birth;

70 percent to 80 percent of Afghan women face forced marriage.


1,152 women are raped every day;

57 percent of pregnant women are anaemic;

women cannot sign legal documents without their husbands authorization.


More than 1,000s women and girls are victim of honour killings every year;

90 percent of women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes;

women earn 82 percent less than men.


50 million girls were killed in the past century in the practice of female infanticide or foeticide;

around 100 million women and girls are estimated to be victim of human trafficking;

44.5 percent of girls are married before the age of 18.


95 percent of girls face genital mutilation mostly between the ages of 4 and 11;

only 7.5 percent of parliament seats are held by women;

only 9 percent of women give birth in a health facility.

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