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Situation of women around the world

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Published: 21st Mar, 2020

Situation of women around the world
  • Few wowen leaders: The number of female heads of government is lower today than five years ago, with only 10 women in such positions among 193 countries (down from 15 in 2014).
  • Lack adequate access: Women in much of the world lack support for fundamental functions of a human life. This is evident in Gender Inequality Index (GII) and its components—reflecting gaps in reproductive health, empowerment and labour market.
    • In Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 woman in every 180 giving birth dies (more than 20 times the rate in developed countries).
    • In most regions adult women are less educated, have less access to labour markets than men and lack access to political power.

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