Women’s Rights

  • Howard Jones


The World Health Organisation referring mainly to the Third World, reports: ‘although women constitute one-third of the world’s official labour force, they are responsible for nearly two-thirds of the hours worked, receive only one-tenth of the world’s income, and own less than 1% of its property’ (WHO, 1987, p. 24). Economic discrimination is thus added to the other forms of disadvantage from which, as previous chapters have shown, women in underdeveloped countries suffer simply because they are women.


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© Howard Jones 1990

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