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- illiteracy rates among women in the rural areas reaches 75.7%
- illiteracy rates among women in the urban areas reaches 40.5%
- 90,464 women are employed by the Yemeni Government, whereas 440,061 men are employed
The Gulf News article concludes: "The researcher also critisised the educational curriculum in Yemen, saying it discriminates against women and focuses only on male power". It seems crucial to point out, once more, that it is often a set of socio-cultural values and perspectives that is responsible for the status of women in a predominantly Islamic society, and not inherent religious values and perspectives.
Friday, October 3, 2008