In some countries, women are described as the weakest link in society. Even if other countries are trying to change this image of women, in others women’s rights are being violated.
They are simply considered inferior to men. To overcome this inequality, the charitable NGO Thomson Reuters is committed to finding the 10 countries where women are least well treated.
To achieve this, the institution interviewed more than 500 people working in NGOs, hospitals and other institutions able to answer the question.
In this perspective, they used four axes: basic rights of education, property, or life choices, cultural practices, freedom of access to health care and sexual violence.
At the end, here is the ranking obtained:
5. Saudi Arabia
7. Democratic Republic of Congo
10. United States
You will have certainly noticed the presence of the United States in this list. The reason is the criterion of sexual violence. Indeed, the #metoo movement has reversed the image of the United States. Worse still, American President Donald Trump is limiting the right to abortion.
In parallel with this list, the list of the 10 countries that most respect women’s rights has been drawn up.
9. New Zealand
For the latter list, the NGO based itself on the very low suicide rate, the low burn-out rate and modernist female conditions.