Monday, May 16, 2005

Turkey scores poorly in gender equality study

Turkey has been ranked second last in a survey of economic equality between men and women in 58 countries around the world.

Turkey was only ahead of Egypt in terms of the five criteria laid down by the WEF.
The results of the study, conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and released Monday, showed that women in Egypt are the furthest behind men in terms of economic equality, with Turkey being rated as 57th out of 58.
The study, which took in all 30 industrialised countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and 28 emerging market countries, rated countries on five criteria: equal pay and access to jobs, representation of women in decision-making structures, equal access to education and access to reproductive healthcare.

(Source: Ntv)
See also: Turks to Fight 'Honor Killings' of Women (The New York Times) and Demonstrators call for end to headscarf ban (Turkish Daily News)

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