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Friday, October 19, 2018

Woman in Islamic nations

In 2014, 19 of the 20 countries with the lowest scores across those four areas were majority Islamic nations.

Worst was Yemen, followed in order by Pakistan, Chad, Syria, Mali, Iran, Cote d’Ivoire, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Guinea, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, Algeria, Turkey, Bahrain and Tunisia. The only non-Muslim state in the bottom 20 was Ethiopia, ranked between Oman and Algeria.

According to 2013 U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) data, FGM rates are highest in Somalia (estimated 98 percent prevalence), Djibouti (93), Egypt (91), Guinea (96), Mali (89), Eritrea (89), Sierra Leone (88) and Sudan (88). With the exception of Eritrea, ALL are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the bloc of Muslim-majority nations.

10 of the 20 countries with the highest rates of marriage under the age of 18 are Muslim majority states, including four of the top five (Niger, Chad, Bangladesh and Mali).

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