Despite the changes we have made in terms of equal right, there are still various countries that are lacking when it comes to the treatment of women.
Whether it be in the form of income, education, or physical abuse. These countries are a few of the worst if you were born a woman.
Compiled list of top worst countries for women
In Afghanistan, the average women will only live to see the age of 45. It is the only country here female suicide rates are higher than males.
More than half of women are forced into marriage before they turn 16- years old. And one woman dies while delivering a child every half hour. Being at home is one of the most unsafe places for girls in Afghanistan.
2. Saudi Arabia
For women born in Saudi Arabia, they never get to experience life as an independent woman. From the time they are born, they are considered lifelong dependants of their male relatives. Women were barely given the right to vote in 2015, but they are still prohibited from driving a car. Saudi Arabia is also one of the only Muslim-Majority countries that have a legal dress code.
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Women in Sudan are routinely killed as punishment for adultery and women who engaged in premarital sex receive a punishment of 100 lashes.
Women are also imprisoned for simple infractions, such as dancing with a man, coming home late or owning a hair salon before the age of 35.
In most countries, law enforcement and military protect its citizens, but in Sudan, the Sudanese army raped hundreds of women during an organized attack in the town of Darfur.
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In the impoverished of Guatemala, women have been the victims of horrific murders that remain unsolved. It finds its place in the list of worst countries in the world. Countless young women have gone missing, only for their bodies to be found days later, stuffed into garbage bags.
If you’re a woman born in Yemen, your access to good education is very limited. Because women are not given the same educational rights as men, many feel forced to get married before they turned to 18. This lack of education also means 35% of women in Yemen is suffers from illiteracy. Hence, it comes in the list of worst countries in the world.
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. Only 17% of the women aging between 15 to 24) are literate, according to a list compiled by the ONE Campaign (a non-profit having the goal to battle out extreme poverty and preventable illness).
Furthermore, Save the Children released the best and worst places for girls on the basis of five indicators in 2016, which included child marriage and teenage fertility rates, and Niger, where 76% of the young women were married before 18, as per the reports; on an average, one out of five adolescent girls gave birth within a year; also secured the last place in the list of 144 countries.
A 2010 UN fact sheet said that one of the five Iraqi women were the victim of domestic violence, and the study of the Ministry of Planning in 2012 found that at least 36% of married Iraqi women have faced some form of abuse from their husbands.
8. Congo, Democratic Republic
Congo is likely to be one of Africa’s richest countries, due to its wealth in natural resources – however, it is one of the least developed countries in the world, in which at least 7.5 million is in crucial need of humanitarian help.
In 2010, a UN representative underlined Congo as “the rape capital of the world” and another study reported that 48 women were raped there every hour.
9. The Central African Republic
The Central African Republic (CAR) has been involved in a violent armed war since 2013 and includes several instances of violence including rapes, as reported by the UN.
As per s few reports, a bulk of cases have reported regarding violence against women, especially sexual abuse and rape in all of the localities that Seleka fighters have passed through.
As per the list compiled by ONE campaign, less than half (38%) of girls in Mali have finished primary school. Only 9% of women are authorized with parliamentary roles, and 72% of the population is having their survival on less than $2 a day.
In Pakistan, violence against women and girls is a serious concern, and also offenses such as child marriage, rape, murder “honor killings”, acid attacks and domestic violence, and domestic violence is reportedly very commonly.
12. The Syrian Arab Republic
Since March 2011, Syria has been referred to as “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time”. Rape and torture in secret prisons, malnutrition, and gender-based violence is allegedly an everyday reality.