YouGov research from 24 countries reveals where the genders are considered most and least equal, the connection to wealth and where Britain falls behind the developed world
The facts on gender inequality from around the world are stark. Women earn 33% less than men and are concentrated in jobs with poor working conditions; 700 million women are victims of physical and/or sexual violence each year, often in close relationships; men own and manage just under 70% of all businesses and women sit on only 19% of board seats globally; and two thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults worldwide are female.Read more
In late May, Russian media were full of reports about Luiza Goylabiyeva, a 17-year-old Chechen girl who was reported to have been forced to marry a 46-year-old police colonel who already had a wife. The incident caused a public outcry, which was further exacerbated by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov welcoming the match and by children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, who rejected journalists’ appeals to interfere in the situation, saying: “We do not defend people by force.”Read more
By Natalia Bitten
Over the past few years, a great deal has been written about the political problems in Russia. The European and US media have largely focused on stories about corruption, electoral fraud, the restriction of freedoms of speech, and protests in the streets of Moscow. Several stories have received huge amounts of attention in the mainstream press, such as the Pussy Riot trial and the discriminatory law against ‘gay propaganda’ and NGOs. What remains invisible, however, is the level of misogynist hysteria that has been generated recently by social conservatives and religious bigots in the Russian Federation.
To Kaluga authorized came pregnant woman. She lives with a young child in one of the hostels belonging to the prestigious university affiliation of Obninsk.Read more