Is it okay to mention my country’s situation in PhD applications?

I am applying for some PhD programs, and I don’t know if I should mention my country’s situation in those letters, like the difficulty in being a female scientist without having a friend at court or free speech problems in my country.

I am applying for some PhD programs, and I don’t know if I should mention my country’s situation in those letters, like the difficulty in being a female scientist without having a friend at court or free speech problems in my country.