These 15 Countries Are Not Friendly to Gender Equality

These 15 Countries Are Not Friendly to Gender Equality

On 8 March was commemorated as International Women's Day. Annual warning for the movement of human rights to women. Based on the World Economic Forum (WEF) report, quoted from businessinsider (8/3), states there are 15 countries that have the lowest level in women's empowerment and gender equality.

Based on the latest report in November 2017, the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded if a global gender gap persists and even rises to 32% compared to 2016 which is only 31.7%. Social disparity and gender equality are still interesting issues. Since 2016, the WEF ranked in 82 countries that have less attention to gender equality issues.


This country never elects a woman to occupy Parliament. So women should not sit in the political seat.


The majority of legislators, high-ranking officials, and managers in this country are men. Almost no woman in the ministerial position.


In this country, women do not have the same rights as men in marriage or after divorce.

Ivory Coast

For the past 50 years, the country has never had a female head of state.


The country has no non-discriminatory laws in employing and does not mandate equal remuneration.


Women in the country began elections in 1974. Almost no woman working in a ministerial office today.


The women here have no inheritance rights, and no female heads in the Parlement of women have until now.


Almost no women are in parliament or ministerial posts in this country.

Saudi Arabia

Women in this country can only vote and register in city elections starting in 2015. In June 2018, they will be allowed to drive for the first time.


In this country, women have only partial rights over land use, control, and ownership.


Women have only partial access to financial services here.


In this country gender inequality is very clear, women in this country tend to be uneducated or educated compared to men.


Most of the Syrian workforce and those with political power are men.


The country has no law on employment recruitment and has no equal wages between female and male workers.


The state of Yemen has no female parliamentarian and has never had a female head of state. In Yemen, there is also no law regulating wage equality between female and male workers.

Ladies, the list above is the 15 countries that are not gender-friendly equivalent. Well, keep fighting for women's progress in the world!