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Worst countries to be a woman

Yemen tops the list as one of the worst countries to be a woman. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) statistics, it scored relatively low in terms of female-male income ratio, labour participation, and literacy rate.

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The African nation of Chad is among the 10 worst countries to be a woman. Women do not have the same economic opportunities as men and there is a high illiteracy rate amongst the female population compared to men.

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Mali is one of the impoverished nations in the world, but also not a good place for women. Labour participation of women is quite low, just 52% compared to the 82% amongst men. It has also a wide disparity in education and health amongst men and women.

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Mali is one of the impoverished nations in the world, but also not a good place for women. Labour participation of women is quite low, just 52% compared to the 82% amongst men. It has also a wide disparity in education and health amongst men and women.

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Labour participation in Pakistan is widely skewed in favour of men with just a quarter of women actually part of the market. There is also a wide disparity in educational attainment and political participation.

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Like Pakistan, Syria has nearly the same female participation in the labour market at 14%. Other indicators also show the wide gap between men and women in terms of literacy, economic and political participation.

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According to the Global Gap Index, less than 3% of Lebanese women occupy seats in the Parliament. This statistic makes the country one of the worst rated in terms of political empowerment.

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According to the Global Gap Index, less than 3% of Lebanese women occupy seats in the Parliament. This statistic makes the country one of the worst rated in terms of political empowerment.

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Queen Rania of Jordan might have a prominent international role, but there are less than 12% of parliamentary seats occupied by women. There is also a wide income disparity between men and women. Labour participation is just at 16%.

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Iran is also not doing well in terms of empowering its women. Only 17% of women are working or into gainful employment compared to the 76% for men. In the last presidential elections, women candidates were disqualified. There is also a new decree to increase the population of the country obliging women to staying at home for child bearing and rearing.

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Iran is also not doing well in terms of empowering its women. Only 17% of women are working or into gainful employment compared to the 76% for men. In the last presidential elections, women candidates were disqualified. There is also a new decree to increase the population of the country obliging women to staying at home for child bearing and rearing.

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