Tuesday, March 3, 2009
On International Women's Day: Listen To Women, and learn about women's condition globally
Please seek out I.W.D. information here. It is one page from the website for Women for Women.
Also, from this website: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/facts.asp you can find the following facts. Please click on this site's link above for more facts about the condition of women internationally.
Women do two-thirds of the world's work but receive only 10% of the world's income
Women own around only 1% of the world's land [And what percentage of that land is owned by Indigenous women, I wonder? --Julian]
Women are 2/3 of the 1 billion+ illiterate adults who have no access to basic education
Only 21% of all news subjects (people interviewed or whom the news is about) are female
Women [comprise] less than 1% department heads, editors, media owners but third of working journalists
Females in developing countries on average carry 20 litres of water per day over 6 km
Pregnant women in Africa are 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe
530,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth each year
Of 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, 70% are women
80% of the world's 27 million refugees are women
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