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Posted On: 13 November 2013 11:18 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatar ranked fifth for women’s rights in Arab world

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Qatar has been ranked fifth for women’s rights in the Arab World and third in the GCC according to a poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The poll on 21 members of the Arab League and Syria and the ranking is based on analysis of six themes as violence against women, reproductive rights, and women in the family, women in the economy, women in society and women in politics. Comoros has been ranked first in the poll with Oman on second place and Kuwait in third position. Several facts have been also published by the poll for ranking fifth for Women’s Rights in the Arab World. For women in politics, one out of 29 seats on the central Municipal council is filled by a woman and Qatar appointed a woman judge in 2010. More than 51 percent Qatari women are in the workforce. Women get married for the first time at an average of 25.4 years of age and 550 cases of domestic abuses are reported to the Qatar Foundation for Women and Children. The poll has been conduced based on information and data published by the World Bank, UN agencies and media reports.