By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Illustrated with photos and maps, the Atlas of Gender and improvement supplies readers a different perception into the impression of social associations - traditions, social norms and cultural practices - on gender equality in 124 non-OECD nations. Gender inequality holds again not only ladies however the monetary and social improvement of complete societies. Overcoming discrimination is necessary within the struggle opposed to poverty in constructing nations and for the success of the Millennium improvement ambitions. Tackling those inequalities isn't effortless: in lots of nations, discrimination opposed to ladies is deeply rooted in social associations resembling the family members and the legislation. those long-lasting codes of behavior, norms, traditions, and casual and formal legislation make sure gender results in schooling, wellbeing and fitness, political illustration and labour markets. The Atlas of Gender and improvement is an crucial device for improvement practitioners, coverage makers, teachers and the broader public. It offers unique kingdom notes, maps and snap shots describing the placement of girls in 124 constructing and transition nations utilizing a brand new composite degree of gender inequality - the Social associations and Gender Index (SIGI) - built by way of the OECD improvement Centre.
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This pattern is less common today, as civil law grants equal rights to male and female heirs. By contrast, Islamic law typically continues to favour male heirs. 00 25 52 0 50 100 % Physical integrity The physical integrity of women in Singapore is, for the most part, well protected. Singapore law prohibits violence against women, including domestic violence and sexual or physical harassment. Rape is illegal in Singapore, although spousal rape is not yet criminalised. However, husbands who force their wives to have sexual intercourse can be prosecuted for assault.
9 T hroughout Korea’s Chosn Dynasty (1392-1910), women had few social, economic and political opportunities, and their access to formal education was limited. The social status of women changed in 1945, following the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea). The principle of equality between men and women is stipulated in a number of laws, including the Constitution. Officially, women in North Korea now have the same legal rights as men but their situation remains difficult as a result of the country’s generally poor conditions following decades of dictatorship and economic isolation.
Enforcement of these laws varies between regions and domestic violence remains a problem. There appears to be a particularly high rate of domestic violence in cross-border marriages, many of which are arranged by international brokers. According to a US Department of State study, more than 61 000 cases of domestic violence were reported between January and November of 2006 – representing a projected 9% increase over cases reported in 2005. The Ministry of Interior cites this as evidence of women’s increased willingness to report incidents.