UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT, at 156-57 (1996) [hereinafter UNHDR 1996] (providing statistics exhibiting the global lack of participation of women in the economic and political arenas).
See also UNHDR 1995, supra note 6, at 42 (noting the world-wide dearth of women political leaders).
41) See UNHDR 1995, supra note 6, at 34 (noting that two-thirds of the world's illiterate people are female); 1995 COUNTRY REPORTS, supra note 7, at 1293 (citing Afghanistan as an example of where women's educational opportunities are restricted).
51) See UNHDR 1995, supra note 6, at 43 (citing Bolivia, Guatemala and Syria as examples).
53) See UNHDR 1995, supra note 6, at 6; JEANNE VICKERS, WOMEN AND THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS 23-24 (1991) (noting that globally, women are far more likely to be employed in low wage, low skill and low prestige jobs).
3 (1994) (showing women's disparately high presence among the poor); UNHDR 1995, supra note 6, at 4 (noting that women represent seventy percent of persons in poverty).