In countries where men and women’s economic rights are equally protected under the law, women live on average about nine years longer.
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Twenty countries in the world require, by law, that women obey their husbands or another male guardian.
Saudi women must obtain permission from their guardians before they travel, go to university, get a job or get married.
Not surprisingly, low-ranking countries include Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.