Only in six countries of the world women have equal rights with men.

Only in six countries of the world women have equal rights with men.


  • 06.03.2019
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Only in six countries of the world women have equal rights with men.

Only six states currently grant equal rights to women and men, according to a large report by the World Bank. When this organization began to “measure” countries according to how effectively they guarantee legal and economic equality between the sexes, no such country was identified. But the speed of progress that we are seeing now means that women do not achieve full equality until 2073. Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg and Sweden received 100 points in the report of the Bank "Women, Business and the Law 2019". However, the countries of the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa received on average only 47.37 points, which means a strong restriction of women’s rights in their territories. The analysis was carried out according to the following criteria: employment, salary, marriage, presence of children, running a business, asset management and receiving a pension. They were divided into questions such as: “Can a woman travel the same way as a man?” And “Is there legislation that directly regulates domestic violence?”. Overall, the world average was 74.71, which is more than four and a half points more than a decade ago. However, this suggests that, on average, women have only three-quarters of the legal rights enjoyed by men.


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