Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 March / Trend corr S. Agayeva/ The UN Development Programme (UNDP) marks advances in the gender issues in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan took the 98th position in the list of UN's annual Gender-related development index (GDI) which considers the inequality between women and men in different countries on such parameters as duration and quality of life, as well as the level of education.
According to the report, the top ten countries in which women live the worst life because of the family violence, rape threat and high probability of HIV/AIDS contamination includes Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Sudan, Guatemala, Mali, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somali.
Women have long duration of life, good education and merited quality life in Iceland, Norway, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands and France.
The CIS countries which entered the list are Lithuania (43rd position), Latvia (44th), Estonia (45th), Belarus (64th), Russia (67th), Kazakhstan (73rd), Ukraine (76th), Georgia (96th), Azerbaijan (98th), Turkmenistan (109th), Moldova (111th), Uzbekistan (113th), Kyrgyzstan (116th). The list included a total of 177 countries.