To choo­se their own fu­tu­res

La Jornada (Canada) - - ENGLISH SECTION -

In my re­cent Fra­ser Ins­ti­tu­te po­licy re­port, Wo­men in Pro­gress, I ra­ted coun­tries ba­sed on the dif­fe­ren­ces in how men and wo­men are trea­ted un­der the law. Sau­di Ara­bia has the grea­test le­gal gen­der dis­pa­rity in the world.

But it’s hardly alo­ne - 19 coun­tries re­qui­re wo­men to ob­tain per­mis­sion from hus­bands or guar­dians be­fo­re fin­ding em­ploy­ment. Even if they’re per­mit­ted to work, wo­men in 104 coun­tries fa­ce gen­der-spe­ci­fic la­bour

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