Thursday, April 13, 2006

No country treats its women
the same as its men

Nowhere in the world do women receive the same treatment as men.

Australia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden rank highest in a new report by Social Watch. The United States is in a group just behind the top four.

The rankings are based on an evaluation of education, wages and work opportunities, and participation in government at decision-making levels.

Interesting fact: in 1995, half the members of the Swedish cabinet were women, something that had never happened before in the history of the world.

The report concludes that these inequities are now recognized as a problem in most countries and that, while the situation of women has improved in certain respects, it is clear that their economic and political prospects are still limited.

Read the report here.

Thanks to Infomaniac for the link.


At 4:01 PM, Blogger alyceclover said...

This might be the tell all reason why the world is such a mess. Females are the mothers, sisters, daughters, of men. Why the mistreatment? By virtue of being born a girl we are subject to hormonal changes every month for most of our lives. A little tenderness goes a long way.


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