Saturday, January 14, 2012

Things you don't know about Iraqi woman

 Rate of illiteracy among Iraqi women twice as high as that of men
The illiteracy rate is twice as high among Iraqi women compared to that of men. (24% compared with 11%). The disparity in illiteracy rates between women and men are as high among younger people as among older people.
 1 in 10 Iraqi households are headed by a woman
1 in 10 Iraqi households are headed by women, more than 80% of Iraqi woman whom are widows.
82% of women outside the labour force
Only 18% of women participate in the labour force, compared to 81% of men. This is a low figure compared to other countries in the region. Women with lower educational levels are more likely to be outside the labour force.

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