Gallup Survey results, Latin Americans least likely to say women treated with respect and dignity

Posted on October 14, 2014 • Filed under: Culture, Latin America News, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues reported Latin Americans were the least likely in the world in 2012 and 2013 to say women in their countries are treated with respect and dignity. A median of 35% of adults across 22 Latin American countries said their women are treated this way — about half as high as percentages in any other region of the world.

Adults in Ecuador were the most likely in the region to say women are treated with respect and dignity, at 63% — a 17-percentage-point increase from 2012. Recent legislation aimed at protecting women (including harsher penalties for femicide) and increased media exposure may be partially responsible for this uptick, which brings Ecuador’s percentage closer to those expressed in other global regions. About half of adults in Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, and Panama say women are treated with respect and dignity in their countries. Read Article

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