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A study places Spain as the fifth country with more well-being for women

Years of schooling or the perception of safety are above average. Below, the female employment rate

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A study places Spain as the fifth country with more well-being for women

Spanish women have starred in this March 8 unprecedented mobilization. It is only country that convened a general strike — with stoppages of between two hours up to 24 hours — to vindicate International Women's Day. And images of mass and historical manifestations have been around world. In addition to a reference of this mobilization, Spain is also fifth country in world with greater welfare for m, according to a study of Georgetown Institute that was known this 8m.

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This is reflected in Global index on women's peace and security, developed by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and security, and Security Institute and Oslo Peace Research Institute.

The American institution was launched in 2011 by former U.S. secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who serves as honorary founding president, and by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, and his work focuses on women, Peace and security.

The study compares different official data from 11 indicators related to inclusion, justice and security, and analyses from years of schooling, financial inclusion, employment, mobile use, or male violence.

Spain is in fifth position of general classification, with a score of 0860 points over 1. The list is headed by Iceland, country whose women starred in a historical mobilization that has served as inspiration for Spanish in 1975. He is followed by Norway, Switzerland and Slovenia. And at tail are Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen or Pakistan.

In education, for example, years of schooling for women over age of 25 are measured. Spain has 9.9 years compared to 14 of best located (Germany) and above average of 6.8 and in line with average of developed countries (9.9).

The employment situation of Spanish women – with 44.7% of employees over 25 years old, report draws country below global average of 50.3%, average of developed countries (52%) and behind Iceland (77), Sweden (68%) or Portugal (50.8) , among ors.

In parliamentary representation, Spain is 38.6% of women, according to report, although Equality Act adopted in 2007 recommended parity and a minimum of 40%. That puts it behind Iceland, Norway, Holland or Belgium, among ors. Although also well ahead of average (20.4%) and or developed countries such as United States (19.4%).

Nearly one in three women in world has suffered domestic violence. The Georgetown study index compares percentage of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence committed by ir partners in ir lives. In Spain, it is 13%, according to report, compared to an average of 30.3% that in developed countries Group falls to 25.2%.

In Spain re is also a high perception of safety among women as of 15 years of age. The percentage of women who feel "safe walking alone at night in city or area in which y live", according to this report, is 80.3%. The report average is 60.5% and 67.3% in developed countries. Spain is, however, behind 96.8% of women who feel safe in Singapore, with highest mean. And also behind Norway (81.2%) or Somalia (85.9%) or United Arab Emirates (86.1%) or ahead of United Kingdom (72%), Portugal (69%) or United States (66.8%).


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