The image of women of the 21st century - self-confident, prosperous, glowing with health and beauty. But many of the 3.3 billion women on the planet today are exposed to violence, repression, exclusion and discrimination. In our review of the 10-ka, which are recognized by international experts, the worst accommodation of women.
Iraq has become a real sectarian hell for women after the Americans "liberated" the country from the tyrant Saddam Hussein.
Literacy rate, once the highest in the Arab world, is now at its lowest level. And the end of the 2014 thriller "Islamic state" in Iraq executed more than 150 women for refusing to participate in the so-called sex jihad.
In some tribal areas women are raped as punishment for the crimes of men from their families. But more widespread so-called honor killings. Recently, the country swept wave of religious extremism directed against women politicians, workers and human rights advocates. Women are victims of violence and abuse, and the country still has no law against domestic violence. This is a problem faced by 90 percent of women and 82 percent of women earn less than men.
Women in India.
In India, women make up 39 percent of all HIV-infected adults. About 70% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Crimes against women in India are made every three minutes. Every 29 minutes a woman is raped.
In the last century it killed 50 million girls and 100 million women and girls are victims of trafficking. 44.5 per cent of girls are married before the age of 18 years.
Women in Somalia.
In the Somali capital Mogadishu in the civil war radically changed the situation for women who had previously been a traditional stronghold of the family. 95 percent of girls are raped at the age of 4 to 11 years. In parliament, women hold only 7.5 percent of the seats. Only 9 per cent of women give birth in Somalia in a medical facility.
Scary tools for female circumcision.
In Mali, one of the world's poorest countries, few women can avoid painful genital mutilation. Many of the girls are forced to marry at a very young age, and one in ten die during pregnancy or childbirth.
Women in Guatemala.
Poor women in Guatemala face violence in their families and frequent rape. Also, there is one of the world's highest levels of AIDS.
Despite the fact that the country has adopted a series of new laws, the status of women in western Sudan remains deplorable. Kidnapping, rape and forced evictions have led to the fact that since 2003 have been killed more than one million women.
8. The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the eastern part of the DRC war has claimed more than 3 million lives and end it is not visible. Most women in Congo are fighting on the front line. They are often the victims of direct attacks and violence perpetrated by the warring parties.Women in Congo are facing particularly harsh reality: every day there are about 1100 of rape, and in 1996 they were more than 200,000.
57 per cent of pregnant women are anemic, and without exception, women can not sign any legal document without the permission of their husbands.
On average, Afghan women live only 45 years - one year less than Afghan men. After three decades of war and repression, the vast majority of women in Afghanistan are illiterate. More than half of all brides are under 16 years. Every half hour, dying woman in labor, because about 85 percent of women in Afghanistan give birth without medical assistance.
It is the country with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.
In Chad, women are virtually powerless. Most marriages is with the girls 11 - 12 years. Sudanese women living in refugee camps in eastern Chad face rape and other forms of violence. Outside the camps as they are persecuted members of armed opposition groups, bandits and security forces of Chad.