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The legal system is failing to protect women and girls from sexual violence in many developing countries — but also in parts of Europe, in some cases enabling rape, according to a new report by human rights organization Equality Now. While such laws are more likely to exist in developing countries and parts of the Middle East, a number of European countries also have statutes that restrict access to justice for victims of sexual violence. Worldwide, one in 10 girls have experienced rape or sexual assault by the age of 20, and one in three women experience sexual or domestic violence during their lifetime, according to U. A large number of these victims will never report their abuse; and of those who do, the report highlights that many will be denied justice due to entrenched biases within judicial systems and the institutions that serve them.
Despite the financial stakes, most countries still have laws that make it harder for women to work. When women cannot independently decide where they want to go on a daily basis, travel, or live, they may face difficulty getting to work or conducting business transactions. When women face constraints, including discrimination and limited credit history, in accessing credit, their ability to open formal bank accounts, build reputation collateral for loans, find employment, and start and grow businesses is impeded. Barriers in the justice system prevent women from advocating for their interests and enforcing the law. Women can function more freely in societies and the business world when not faced with the threat of violence.