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Ethiopia among worst places for women

September 21, 2011 7 comments


Ethiopia is one of the worst places in the world for women, at least according to a report released by Newsweek magazine. The country ranked 157th overall in Newsweek’s “The Best and Worst Places for Women,” which analyzed 165 countries. The report looked at five areas that affect women’s lives — treatment under the law, political power, workforce participation, access to education and access to health care. Ethiopia garnered only score of 23.7 out of 100, followed by countries such as Pakistan, Niger, and Afghanistan. Even Eritrea performed better, coming 131th with a score of 44.5.Neighboring Kenya ranked 116, Djibouti 144, Sudan 156.
Newsweek named Iceland as the best place in the world for women with an overall score of 100, followed by Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, United States, Australia and Netherlands. The worst place in the world to be a woman, according to the report, is Chad in Central Africa with an overall score of zero.

Categories: Gender, In the news
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