Public Organization for Womens Equality and Rights
Womens Rights Basics
- There are six million more women than men in the world.
- Women make up 66% of the world’s illiterate adults.
- Women consist of 83% of single parent families. The number of families nurtured by women alone doubled from 1970 to 1995 from 5.6 million to 12.2 million.
- Women account for 55% of all college students, but even when women have equal years of education it does not translate into economic opportunities or political power.
- Two-thirds of the world’s children who receive less than four years of education are girls. Girls represent nearly 60% of the children not in school.
- Parents in countries such as China and India sometimes use sex determination tests to find out if their fetus is a girl. Of 8,000 fetuses aborted at a Bombay clinic in India, 7,999 were female.
- Rape is consciously used as a tool of genocide and weapon of war. Tens of thousands of women and girls have been subjected to rape and other sexual violence.
- About 75% of the refugees and internally displaced in the world are women who have lost their families and their homes.
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Every single person, whether male or female, deserves the same amount of pay for the same amount of work.
Women in government positions
What does equal mean to you? Something that makes numbers equal a number or is it deeper? Are women treated equally around the world?