Today is International Women's Day. It's a day of celebration AND a day to take action. Today is a day to start making changes, to join together as a community to build a better future for all women. The story of womens struggle for equality around the world belongs to no single feminist or to an organization but instead to collective effort of all who care about human rights.
Here are a few astonishing facts about why we need to join together to help women around the globe, via the Globalpovertyproject.com.
Women make up 1/2 the world's population.
Yet 70% of the world's poor are women.
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1.4 billion women in the world live on under a $1.50 a day.
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Women work 2/3 of the total working hours worldwide,
but only earn 10% of working income.
Each year 1,000+ International Women's Day events are uploaded by corporations, women's groups, schools, governments, charities and individuals from around the world. No matter where you are there is bound to be a range of exciting International Women's Day events near you. You can find more information here: International Women's Day 2013 events.