Egypt Ranks Worst in the Arab World for Women's Rights (Infographic)

By Maggie Freleng

Egypt is now the worst Arabic country for women.  

Recently, the Thomson Reuters Foundation released a poll by gender experts of the state women's rights in 22 of the Arab states.

Saudi Arabia ranked poorly on women's involvement in politics, workplace discrimination, freedom of movement and property rights, but scored better than many other Arab states when it came to access to education and healthcare, reproductive rights and gender violence. Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria all  made the bad list--but Egypt ranked lowest.   

Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting, violence and laws not favoring women land these four states at the top of the list.

Comoros, Kuwait, Oman and Jordan scored in top four best.

This list shows us we have a long way to go supporting the rest of the women in the Arab world.


Photo by Lorenz Khazaleh on Flickr/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)