Friday, June 29, 2012

Canada best G20 country to be a woman: poll

Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:04am EDT

LONDON, June 13 (TrustLaw) - Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday.

This is according to a poll conducted by TrustLaw, a legal news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation. So according to Reuters, DUH.

At the other end of the scale, Saudi Arabia - where women are well educated but are banned from driving and only won the right to vote in 2011 - polled second-worst after India, followed by Indonesia, South Africa and Mexico.

SO India and Saudi Arabia treat their women like shit, who knew?

The poll, released ahead of a summit of G20 heads of state to be held in Mexico June 18-19, showed the reality for many women in many countries remains grim despite the introduction of laws and treaties on women's rights, experts said.

"In India, women and girls continue to be sold as chattels, married off as young as 10, burned alive as a result of dowry-related disputes and young girls exploited and abused as domestic slave labor," said Gulshun Rehman.

So why do we send our money to these countries? India for aid and Saudi Arabia for oil. Just a gentle reminder to the liberano's, we have lots and lots of oil and when buy it as EZRA says at least it more ethical than the woman beaters who hold the M.E.

Once more showing Canada is the RIGHT place to be if your not supporting a bunch of...... from the ugliest part of the world. Remember Lockerbie and New York!

h/t http://www.reuters.com , Katherine Baldwin

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