Gender inequality doesn’t only happen in the U.K, it happens around the world too. You don’t believe me? What if I give you a quick recap of what’s going on in this world… internationally.
A- Afghanistan: Female Afghanistanis are encouraged to marry soon after completing high school. Soon after, they live as house wives for the remainder of their life.
B- Burma (Myanmar): A woman in Burma is responsible for her family’s well being, while the husband earns the income.
C- Cambodia: 45% of Cambodian women are reported as being illiterate. In 2004, only 20% of females were university graduates.
D- Dominican Republic: In the Dominican Republic, it is currently illegal and punishable by law to get an abortion.
E- Egypt: In 1960, only 5.8% of women in Egypt were employed.
F- Finland: During 1970, rape in marriage was not considered a crime; females of domestic violence had no-where to go at the time.
G- Ghana: There are 12.84 million women in in Ghana- yet only 8.3% in the government.
H- Honduras: For every 1000 births in Honduras, 93.3 were to adolescent mothers.
I- India: As of 2016, 12 out of 29 states in the union territory, Delhi, have at least one female cheif minister.
J- Jordan: Jordanian husbands determine their wife’s abilities to employ their guaranteed rights to work or other public activities.
K-Kazakhstan: In 2016, Kazakhstan was ranked 30th out of 144 countries in gender inequality.
L- Libya: Before 1973, women did not have a choice in obtaining a divorce.
M- Malaysia: According to one study, in Malaysia, 89% of women above 15 years of age have been abused by their partners.
N- Nepal: Child marriages as early as 15 are common in Nepal. These marriages lead to birth at young ages- which result in health problems.
O- Oman: Modern education in Oman was foreign to Omanis before 1940. Before this, only 900 schools across the country taught boys teachings of the Quran.
P- Peru: In 2014, only 22.3% of politicians were females.
Q- Qatar: The percentage of females in parliament, in Qatar, are 0.1%!
R- Romania: There are over 11 million females in Romania; 42% live below the poverty line.
S- Saudi Arabia: Women’s clothing must be thick, loose and opaque. In some cases, some women who disobeyed this, were sent to prison.
T- Turkey: In 2013, about 28,000 women were assaulted, 215 of them were murdered.
U- USA: For every $1 a man earns, a woman earns 79 cents.
V- Venezuela: Violence against females is a big issue in Venezuela. In 2007, the country entacted the, ‘Fight of Organic Law on the Fight of Women to a Life Free of Violence’.
W- Western Sahara: Women In Western Sahara have paid a high price for their role in the independence stuggle. One women stated, “I spent 4 years blindfolded. I still have scars from the dogs biting my flesh.” Khaya, 32.
X- Xi’an: Xi’an is a city in China. In Xi’an only 3 out of 27 government ministers are women!
Y- Yemen: As of 2017, women in Yemen do not hold economic, social or cultural rights.
Z- Zimbabwe: Before 1982, a woman did not have access to other resources and land!
Does this change the way you look at the world? I would really like to know your thoughts. Thank you.