A recent UN study covering six Asia-Pacific countries and 10,178 male respondents has revealed that 25 percent admitted to forcing a woman for sex. Over 73 percent of them justified the act as a matter of “sexual entitlement” which points to a remarkably weak position of women vis-à-vis men. Here’s a look at various parameters that provide an understanding of how women are placed in different countries across the world.
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(This story appears in the 04 October, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)