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The Unequals: Women in the Workforce

Published: Oct 2, 2013 06:28:22 AM IST
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 04:39:54 PM IST

A recent UN study covering six Asia-Pacific countries and 10,178 male respondents has revealed that 25 percent admitted to forcing a woman for sex. Over 73 percent of them justified the act as a matter of “sexual entitlement” which points to a remarkably weak position of women vis-à-vis men. Here’s a look at various parameters that provide an understanding of how women are placed in different countries across the world.

(This story appears in the 04 October, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)