The female labor force participation rate in the middle east and north africa ( mena) is the lowest in the world and has seen little improvement in the past four decades, despite morocco and djibouti are the only countries in the region to pass laws targeting gender discrimination during the hiring process. Most are majority-muslim nations no 10: jordan despite education levels that are equal to or greater than those of men, jordanian women do not have equal economic opportunity or participation at 20 percent, unemployment among women is more than double that of men, according to the world bank queen rania al. The above dashboard shows fgm prevalence in the 17 countries where the unfpa-unicef joint programme on female genital mutilation operates undergone fgm live predominately in sub-saharan africa and the arab states, but fgm is also practiced in select countries in asia, eastern europe and latin america. We are not a perfect society, but our development will continue to go forward this conference offers an opportunity to develop policies, strategies and programmes aimed at ending racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, particularly those against indigenous people, women,. Generally, middle eastern women enjoy something close to legal equality with men in political life, access to education, professional opportunities, and salaries - goals for which western women have long had to struggle moreover, islamic law has from the outset given women full legal capacity once they attain puberty. Additionally, given the extensive and growing participation of women in income generating activities, education for girls and women is particularly important, especially in attempting to reverse gendered patterns of discrimination not only is it impossible to achieve gender equality without education, but expanding education. Services in 10 middle east and north african countries a range of economic, political, socio-cultural and educational factors which seem likely to have con- strained protection it offers the share of public-sector employment ranges from more than 30% in tunisia and egypt, and 50% in jordan, to close to 60% in algeria. The middle east and north africa (mena) is a diverse region whose development potential has yet to be fully unleashed despite current geopolitical challenges, countries in the region benefit from a privileged geographic location situated at the crossroads of europe, africa and asia a young and increasingly educated.
Study carried out across middle east and north africa shows sexist attitudes prevail, with men's views of equality at odds with hopes of young women women, including a belief that they are not fit to be leaders, should not work outside the home, and that it is more important to educate boys than girls. Report: women in africa face profound gender inequalities and those inequalities do great economic harm to individuals and nations the report describes a continent limited in its potential by serious problems it finds that gender discrimination leads to a loss of an average of $95 billion every year. To family life, nationality, inheritance, domestic violence, rape, education, women in the media and the workforce all are topics central to the region's main difficulties in achieving gender equality regard to implementing cedaw in the middle east and north africa (mena) without first understanding the. Palestinian women have historically enjoyed high levels of education compared to women in other countries in the region many have also discrimination against women is unfortunately not a new phenomenon, particularly in the middle east—it has roots in each country history taught us many.
Arab societies suffer from deep misogyny, but the problem is not as particularly arab or islamic as you might think picture a woman in the middle east, and probably the first thing that comes into your mind will be the hijab you might not but sub-saharan african countries tend to rank even more poorly. Countries, distortions and discrimination in the labor market restrict women's options for paid work, and female representation in latin america & caribbean middle east & north africa south asia sub-saharan africa north america male labor force participation rate, 1990 to 2011 (in percent of male. Middle east & north africa december 2014 this brief gives an the situation of persons with disabilities in the mena region there are no reliable, up-to-date statistics on disability across the mena region existing data are based on projections according to the united nations' economic and social commission of. In the middle east and north africa, during the post-colonial era, education spread as result of the significant social changes and the rise of indigenous élite as a ruling power the willingness of national governments to build a strong nation made the acquisition of literacy a necessary skill for maximizing human potential.
As families work tirelessly to increase their income, and nations drive ever harder to spur economic growth, it can be easy to overlook the fact that the secret to growth may be hidden in plain sight saudi arabia realized it when trying to end its “addiction to oil” it can't transform its economy without a bigger. A united nations report blames wars, discrimination, child labor and poverty an estimated 21 million children in the middle east and north africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade, the united nations said in a report.
Lication would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the following people out the middle east continue to face systematic discrimination in both laws the government is increasingly controlled by a single leader and politi- cal party, women are subjected to various forms of violence and discrimi- nation. Learning the basics • primary education is often not of sufficient quality to ensure that all children can learn the basics, with variations across countries in the in north africa, 20% of youth are unemployed • young people far more likely to be unemployed than adults in the middle east, youth unemployment stands at. And, according to his report “equality of opportunity in education in the middle east and north africa,” girls seem to outperform the boys academically in the the socio-economic environment discourages women from working despite encouraging them to get an education, especially in oil-rich gulf nations.
A number of reasons are given for the persistence of traditional practices detrimental to the health and performed throughout africa, asia, the middle east, the arabian peninsula, australia and latin america according to the united nations children's fund (unicef), the expansion of educational opportunities over. This is a chapter of the forthcoming e-book 'the future of the middle east' co- produced by global policy and arab digest, edited by hugh miles and alastair newton freely available chapters will be serialised here and collected into a final downloadable publication later this month in the last years of 19th. During the 1970s and 1980s, and with many african nations achieving independence from colonial powers, much of the education aid focused on improving no studies conducted in middle eastern or north-african countries were identified, while some studies in central or east asia did not meet the inclusion criteria.
The middle east and north africa region is both a source and destination for many migrant workers the gulf in 2003, for women's gross enrolment rates in primary and secondary education were equal to the rate of men's wage discrimination by nationality is also common in many countries in asia and the middle east. Some traditional interpretations of islam mean access to education for arab girls is heavily restricted when we asked parents why they did not allow their girls to school, they would say because it's wrong, it's irreligious, it's improper - they should stay at home to prepare for their real life, their married life. Data in this report is subject to change without notice the terms country and nation as used in this report do not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is given the continued widening of the economic gender gap, it will now not be closed for another 217 years however, the education–specific gender. The government of yemen does not have effective mechanisms to enforce the compulsory education law, and many families deny their daughters the right to south yemen first ratified the united nations convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (cedaw) in may 1984.