Top 20 Worst Women’s Human Rights Offending Nations

G20 Countries: From Worst To The Best Countries For Women

A look into women’s status in the G20 countries, based on different facets such as workplace rights and opportunities, domestic violence law, access of women to education. The G20 is generally composed of nineteen countries as well as the European Union.

19. India: Lots of women in India continue to suffer unequal treatment, according to the gender experts. Girls and women are being sold as chattels, being married off at the age of 10, burned alive resulting from a dowry related disputes, and the younger girls are being abused and exploited as domestic slaves. In fact, 44.5% of Indian girls are married before the age of 18.

18. Saudi Arabia: Socially and legally, women in Saudi Arabia are considered second class citizens. They don’t let women drive, which symbolizes the larger restriction on women’s mobility. Additionally, there are no laws in opposition to domestic violence and men’s testimony in a court is actually worth two women testimony.

17. Indonesia: According to the gender experts, sexual violence against women in Indonesia is rampant. And according to OECD, almost 90% of women actually suffered from sexual harassment specifically in their workplace.

16. South Africa: South Africa has created uneven gains on women’s rights. Though women are represented in lower house of parliament, however, there are over 66,000 sexual crimes or offenses reported in 2010 – 2011. This is a horrendous epidemic, which contributes to a wide spread of HIV/AIDS.

15. Mexico: The rate of violence against women in Mexico is extremely high, with 25% suffering from sexual abuse and violence by their partner, according to the Amnesty International. Mexico has invented a term ‘machismo’ and one of the poorest indigenous and rural populations; women’s role is only to stay in their home.

14: China: Because of ‘son preference’ in China, almost 1,000,000 girls are missing or dead at birth. This country has among the highest male to female SRB or sex ratios at birth.

13: Russia: Gender based and domestic violence is rampant in Russia, but they don’t have a law for domestic violence so there’s no justice for the victims. Prostitution is without legal status – it’s neither illegal nor legal.

12. Turkey: Girls and women are being killed because of chastity or honor, forced into domestic slavery or early marriage, and they are subjected to all types of violence. Women are extremely under-represented in workforce as well as in decision making bodies.

11. Brazil: Brazil still marked as one with the soaring economic and social inequalities related to gender related discrimination and unequal access to any opportunity. Women are affected by poverty, flaws in violence and health system.

10. South Korea: The country’s strict hierarchal and patriarchal system only means that sexual harassment usually goes unreported. There’s also a large gender salary gap and unbreakable ceiling that spans both private and public sectors. The life of working mothers really is demanding and complicated.

9. Argentina: The Buenos Aires image doesn’t reflect the real situation in marginalized communities inside the provinces and city, where the most common issues are maternal mortality, reproductive and sexual education, women’s health, access to contraception and legal abortion, violence, and job security.

8. Italy: Despite their progress in recent years, women in Italy still face lots of discrimination in their labor market – higher unemployment, poor access into managerial positions, and lower salaries compared to men.

7. Japan: Women in Japan are struggling from their established patriarchal culture. Most are being taught that their role and contribution to their employment sector will end when they are married or if they have children.

6. United States: Their domestic violence and civil rights law, the growing acceptance for women in workplace, their freedom of speech and movement, as well as the decreasing wage gap only means that the US fares well on the right of women.

5. France: Women in France are still being under-represented in their labor market. Even though there are favorable living conditions, they still make up of 30% of the entire part time workers vs. 5% of men. However, in France, women have their voice, despite cultural and traditional preconceptions and machismo.

4. Australia: In Australia, significant improvements are visible, specifically around their policies and laws about equal rights, but these laws are not reflected in reality. They still have a high rate of violence. 1 out of 3 women experiences physical violence, and 1 out of 5 experiences sexual assault. High gender salary still exists in Australia.

3. United Kingdom: While majority of women in UK have access to a free healthcare as well as to opportunities in politics and business, still violence against them remains an extremely serious issue. But women make up 22% of judges in Britain.

2. Germany: They actually have a woman head of state and this only shows that women really have opportunities of advancing in public. However, only 12.5% of the board members of companies are women.

1. Canada: In Canada, women have instant access to free healthcare, they place importance on education, which is a step towards economic independence, and they also have laws protecting women and girls. They don’t allow early marriages or child marriage.