I am surprised that my country, Nepal is also in the list. Never thought it was so bad! Actually, it is the worst place to be a woman in South Asia, according to the ranking.
Worst in South Asia
Share of women in Constituent Assembly: About 32 percent
Female-to-male income ratio: 50:100
Marriage comes early in Nepal: Women born in the late 1970s married at a median age of 16. And motherhood is particularly dangerous. Nepal is the “deadliest place in the world to give birth outside Afghanistan and a clutch of countries in sub-Saharan Africa,” according to a 2006 report by the International Federation of the Red Cross. That’s because only about 1 in 5 births is attended by trained health personnel. But the government is taking steps to improve women’s lives: A quota system for women and minorities resulted in a third of the Constituent Assembly seats going to women in the April elections.