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Is Gender a Social Construct?
Women are still considered men's property worldwide.
35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either
physical and/or sexual
intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
43 per cent of women in the 28 European Union Member States have experienced some form of
by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Women still cannot enjoy
full control of their own bodies
and personal functions without interference from the government.
At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone
female genital mutilation
in 30 countries.
Out of the 173 countries studied by the
, 32 require women to get permission from their husbands to apply for a passport, 22 do not allow married mothers to confer citizenship on their children, and 18 allow husbands to dictate whether their wives can work at all.
Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were
married as children
(below 18 years of age).