The Thomson Reuters Foundation is a charity initiated by Thomson Reuters that has long focused on issues such as human rights, gender, the environment, and youth employment across the globe.
In 2011, the Thomson Reuters Foundation also brought together 213 experts to conduct surveys on countries around the world. The rankings were: Afghanistan, Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, Somalia.
In view of this, the Thomson Reuters Foundation held its first women’s conference in London the following year, inviting Nobel laureates, NGO workers, activists, and lawyers to discuss how to solve the problem of human trafficking in various countries.
Seven years later, the global survey was launched again to see if the countries listed on the list have improved on gender issues, but it is not optimistic if the results look.
Some countries have even deteriorated rapidly. In India, the ranking climbed from fourth place to first place in seven years, indicating that its gender problem is rapidly deteriorating. India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi described the results as a “shame” for India.
“As the leading country in the world’s strongest growth economy and space technology research and development, India should be ashamed of the violence it has suffered for women.” Indian government official Manjunath Gangadhara told Reuters.
In January, an eight-year-old girl, Asifa Bano, was attacked by eight Hindu men, gang-raped and killed.
Indian women who have been in a weak position for a long time have also launched strong protests in various places in April. Many people have begun to list the horrendous rape incidents in India in recent years, including the gang rape of a woman on a bus in 2012. The protests became more and more fierce and once pushed the political career of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a dead end.
The two rape cases have caused deeper contradictions in Indian society, including religious and political issues. Social scientist Deepa Narayan pointed out in the new book Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women: “Bus rape refers to a group of completely out-of-control drunks who are looking for fun. This case is carefully planned. The criminals regard the rape of young children for several days as a political weapon.”
As for Afghanistan, Syria and other countries, there have been serious sexual violence problems. In recent years, the war problem has made the overall medical insurance and economic resources worse.
According to the Global Gender Equality Index published by the United Nations Development Programme in 2015, Afghanistan ranks 171 out of 188 countries. The United Nations has criticized Afghanistan for its long-term disregard for sexual violence and even punish those rape cases.
In addition to the countries that were previously on the list, the #MeToo campaign, which detonated across the United States last October, has raised concerns about sexual violence.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation report, among all the evaluation indicators, the United States is not on the list of medical insurance, economic resources and other projects, the only sexual violence and sexual assault projects, the United States and Syria tied for the third place in the world, and sex Unrelated violence projects are also ranked sixth. It is these two projects that make the United States one of the most dangerous countries for women this year.
On September 25, 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the “2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”, which stated that before 2030, all men and women around the world (especially the poor and vulnerable) will have fair rights and access. Right means to eliminate inequality.
UN Women also appealed to local governments to “2030 gender-equitable planets and continue to promote gender equality”.
It is worth mentioning that there are only 12 years left in 2030.