The organization CARE, through its Norway branch, released a list of what it concludes are the ten worst countries for women. Here's the list, most of which will be no surprise:
4. Sierra Leone
9. Burkina Faso
It's difficult to ignore the fact that 9 out of 10 of these countries have something in common. They are all majority or overwhelmingly Islamic. The lone exception is Congo. The article gives the criteria for why these countries were chosen as the worst places in the world for women. No doubt there were plenty of other contenders as well. Also worth noting is that these countries aren't exactly paradises for men either. Being a male, destitute, starving farmer in Bangladesh might be better than being a female resident, but it's still not good.