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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