By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Illustrated with pix and maps, the Atlas of Gender and improvement offers readers a different perception into the influence of social associations - traditions, social norms and cultural practices - on gender equality in 124 non-OECD international locations. Gender inequality holds again not only girls however the fiscal and social improvement of whole societies. Overcoming discrimination is critical within the struggle opposed to poverty in constructing international locations and for the success of the Millennium improvement pursuits. Tackling those inequalities isn't really effortless: in lots of international locations, discrimination opposed to girls is deeply rooted in social associations equivalent to the kinfolk and the legislation. those long-lasting codes of behavior, norms, traditions, and casual and formal legislation confirm gender results in schooling, wellbeing and fitness, political illustration and labour markets. The Atlas of Gender and improvement is an imperative instrument for improvement practitioners, coverage makers, teachers and the broader public. It offers targeted state notes, maps and pics describing the placement of ladies in 124 constructing and transition international locations utilizing a brand new composite degree of gender inequality - the Social associations and Gender Index (SIGI) - built by means of the OECD improvement Centre.
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7 years. Polygamy reportedly exists in some regions of Mongolia, though no specific data on prevalence are available. Mongolia’s 1992 Family Law provides for equal parental authority and spousal rights. In practice, the responsibility of family and childcare falls almost exclusively on women. Women and men also have the same legal rights in the area of inheritance. Physical integrity Legislation provides a high level of protection for the physical integrity of women in Mongolia. However, violence against women is a serious problem that has only recently received adequate attention.
There is no evidence that female genital mutilation is practised in Mongolia. The sex ratio at birth is slightly tilted in favour of males, suggesting that Mongolia is a country of concern regarding missing women. Ownership rights Legislation in Mongolia provides women with ownership rights. Women and men have equal rights to access land and property other than land. However, recent analysis by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) shows that new government regulations do not proactively support gender equality in access to, or control over, newly allocated land.
Despite this major achievement, violence against women remains common and especially domestic violence, perceived as a private matter. The 1992 Criminal Law does not specifically address domestic violence, and current legislation does not recognise spousal rape. Female genital mutilation is not practised in Laos and there is no evidence to suggest that it is a country of concern in relation to missing women. Ownership rights The law grants men and women equal access to land but tends to be of less significance than customary traditions, most notably in terms of inheritance patterns.
Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development