A major reason for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was to end the Taliban’s oppression of women. 10 years later, however, Afghanistan remains the absolute worst place to be a woman in the world, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters Trust Law.
The survey on issues including health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural or religious factors, lack of access to resources and trafficking ranked Afghanistan last, followed by Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia.
A few facts about Afghanistan:
Beleaguered by insurgency, corruption and dire poverty, Afghanistan ranked as most dangerous to women overall and came out worst in three of the poll’s key risk categories: health, non-sexual violence and economic discrimination.
* Women in Afghanistan have a one in 11 chance of dying in
* Some 87 pct of women are illiterate.
* 70-80 pct of girls and women face forced marriages.
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