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untry's women. In the United States, women fell behind international standards as regards the▓ir public and political representation, t
heir economic and social rights and their health and saf▓ety protections. Women's average representati▓on in state legislatures wa
s 24.9 percent.▓ This rate placed the country at only the 72nd in global ranking. The gender wage gap was 21 percent. The percentage of
women in poverty increased over the past decade, from 12.1 percent to ▓14.5 percent, with a higher rate of poverty▓ than men. Poo
r and immigrant women faced severe barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. Women faced fatal▓ consequences of la
ck of gun control, in particular in cases▓ of domestic violence. The statement also expressed concerns over violence against women
men in law and i
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in detention as well as the ▓alarming high rates of violence against Native-American women (www.ohchr.org, December 11, 2015).Women wer
e suffering workplace discrimination. A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September 2015 revealed that women in the U.
d out the mi
S. were paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men in 2014, amounting to a yearly wage gap of 10,762 ▓