24 Sep '11, 10am

Give girls a chance-

By Nirmal Ghosh Thailand Correspondent [email protected] Across the world, to varying degrees, girls face discrimination. A new study released in Bangkok on Thursday by the organisation Plan International, which works in over 50 developing countries in support of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, throws up some disturbing responses which show just how big the challenge of gender equality really is where it matters probably most of all – in childhood. Here are the relevant findings from the study, based on 'primary research with more than 4,000 children' : 65 per cent of participants from India and Rwanda totally or partially agreed with the statement 'A woman should tolerate violence in order to keep her family together'. A further 43 per cent agreed with the statement: 'There are times when a woman deserves to be beaten'.' Over 60 per cent of children interviewed...

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