By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Illustrated with portraits and maps, the Atlas of Gender and improvement offers readers a different perception into the impression of social associations - traditions, social norms and cultural practices - on gender equality in 124 non-OECD nations. Gender inequality holds again not only girls however the monetary and social improvement of complete societies. Overcoming discrimination is critical within the struggle opposed to poverty in constructing nations and for the fulfillment of the Millennium improvement ambitions. Tackling those inequalities isn't really effortless: in lots of nations, discrimination opposed to ladies is deeply rooted in social associations resembling the relatives and the legislations. those long-lasting codes of behavior, norms, traditions, and casual and formal legislation be sure gender results in schooling, healthiness, political illustration and labour markets. The Atlas of Gender and improvement is an essential device for improvement practitioners, coverage makers, teachers and the broader public. It presents distinctive state notes, maps and pix describing the location of girls in 124 constructing and transition international locations utilizing a brand new composite degree of gender inequality - the Social associations and Gender Index (SIGI) - built through the OECD improvement Centre.
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2 Degree of gender discrimination (based on SIGI quintile) Low Low/medium Medium Medium/high High I ndonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world: more than 85% of its 235 million citizens are Muslims. Much of Indonesian legislation emphasises the importance of equal opportunities for men and women, but secular laws co-exist with Islamic principles and traditional customs that affect the lives of Indonesian women. The situation of Indonesian women varies between regions and ethnic groups.
The CEDAW Committee reports that in the event of divorce, a court will determine custody. The guardian, be it the mother or the father, has the right to apply for maintenance payments from the other parent. Although daughters and sons have equal legal rights to inheritance, in accordance with traditional Chinese practice, property is typically divided among sons, especially in the case of a family business. Prior to the 1994 implementation of the New Territories Ordinance, women were not allowed to inherit any land or property.
In the event of divorce, pre-marital assets remain with their original owner while assets acquired during the marriage are divided equally between the spouses. Civil liberties Lao women generally have freedom of movement, although in rural areas traditional customs may prevent them from working far from the local village. Women also have freedom of dress but tend to dress modestly. Both women and men belonging to ethnic minorities often choose to wear traditional attire. 6 T he situation for women in Malaysia is improving over time as the government continues to implement legal amendments designed to eliminate discrimination.
Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development