Wednesday, March 14, 2012

International Women's Day

Nice numbers i have presented here last year showing how Women are taking over the world are unfortunately valid for US and some parts of Canada & Europe only. The rest of our world is still men's world. Shame on us.
There is six million more Women in the world then men. Women perform 66% of the world's work, but receive only 11% of the world's income. Women own only 1% of the world's land. 70% of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty are Female. The number of families nurtured by Women alone doubled from 1970. Women account for 55% of all college students, but also make up 66% of the world's illiterate adults. Girls represents nearly 60% of the children not in school. In 76 countries less then half the eligible Girls are enrolled in secondary school. Women hold between 10-20 % managerial and administrative jobs. Women make up less then 5% of the world's heads of state.
Women's empowerment and equality are not only matter of human rights, but also a pathway to achieve sustainable development on this planet. Celebrated in 1909 for the first time, the Women's Day became International in 1911 and it is promoting equal rights for Women ever since. In many countries it is just an occasion to honor and price Women for their accomplishments, but it should rather be an important reminder of Women's major role in the society and a long way we have to go to make Women really equal and more powerful.

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