Infographic of the day: women’s rights by country

image via The Guardian

Image via The Guardian

Pop quiz: which country mandates that employers give women breaks to nurse their babies? Kazakhstan? Or Canada? Where is it easier to get an abortion? Argentina or Bolivia? I bet the answers will surprise you. Check out this excellent interactive chart, which looks at laws (or the lack thereof) on abortion, property rights, harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, work and more, country by country.

The Guardian used World Bank and UN data to create “a snapshot of women’s rights across the globe. Select a region and hover over a country to see how it has legislated for violence, harassment, abortion, property and employment rights, discrimination and equality. Click on a country to tweet a message on the figures. Country data can be viewed in relation to its population size and those of its neighboring states. Click the centre of the circle to return to the beginning.” (It took me a while to figure that last one out because I jumped to the infographic and skipped over the intro. Hopefully, you’re reading this, and won’t make that mistake.) Now get to interacting here.

FYI, OECD stands for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and refers to the countries that signed the Convention on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 11.13.50 PM Katie Halper now feels like she was deceived by Borat’s presentation of Kazakhstan.

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One Comment

  1. Posted February 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    This infographic is awesome! I was so surprised by how many states offer unpaid/paid maternity leave and the United States doesn’t offer either. This is a great way to see how we need to expand feminism globally to make women across the world equal.

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