The 7 worst countries for women

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Zack Rosenberg | 0 comments

At over 52% of the worlds population, WOMEN should hold a lot more power. In late 2013, the World Economic Forum released it's study on gender equality around the world. For me, the findings were shocking. Though I imagine when you read them, they won't come as much of a surprise. In fact, America has a lot of catching up to do.

The US ranked 23rd on the list out of 136 countries. Falling behind Canada and Mozambique. Another place America falls behind is women in power. On average 20% of parliaments around the world are made up of women. With the most women in the United States congress of all-time, we've only reached 18%. Cuba however, is 46%. For comparisons sake.

Below are the 7 worst offenders ranked by economic and educational opportunity, political influence, and health.

7) Iran: Women make up 21% of the workforce and earn $.21 per dollar. 81% of women are literate but, only make up 3% of parliament. 

 

6) Ivory Coast: Women make up 52% of the workforce and earn $.48 per dollar. 48% of women are literate and make up 10% of parliament.

 

5) Mauritania: Women make up 29% of the workforce and earn $.28 per dollar. 52% of women are literate and make up 22% of parliament.

 

4) Syria: Women make up 14% of the workforce and earn $.15 per dollar. 78% of women are literate and make up 12% of parliament.

 

3) Chad: Women make up 65% of the workforce and earn $.62 per dollar. 25% of women are literate and make up 15% of parliament.

 

2) Pakistan: Women make up 23% of the workforce and earn $.21 per dollar. 40% of women are literate and make up 20% of parliament.

 

1) Yemen: Women make up 26% of the workforce and earn $.27 per dollar. 49% of women are literate but, only make up 0% of parliament.

Luckily, DoGoodBuyUs is working with some amazing organizations that are empowering women around the world! From providing education, to economic support and skills to make a living that lasts a lifetime.   

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