The Best of Systers Blog International Women’s Day – a reason for hope!
Today is International Women’s Day and despite these sobering facts that have been popping up on my social media feeds, I’m still feeling hopeful:
- “Women birth 100% of the world’s population, do 66% of work, produce 50% of food but earn 10% of income & own 1% of the property.” - www.onedayswages.org/women
- “Gender-based violence is both persistent and widespread, and ranks as top public health crisis for women in the world today.” - www.halftheskymovement.org
- “It is International Women’s Day 2013, and nearly 1 in 5 women cannot read this sentence.” -www.campaignforeducation.org
- A recently released NSF report finds women, minorities and persons with disabilities are still underrepresented in science and engineering.
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