- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Happy International Womens Day ladies!
What a great day to celebrate the achievements of women and feminism, and to focus on what still needs to be done to reach full equality.
While we may have the right to vote, own property, go to school, be working mothers, keep our maiden names if we choose, use birth control if we wish to, etc. There is still so much more to be done.
The reality is that women STILL earn roughly 80 cents to a mans dollar.
Worldwide women do two thirds of the work, recieve 10% of the pay, and own 1% of the land.
80% of the worlds refugees are women.
Women make up two thirds of the 1 billion plus adults with no access to basic education.
There are even more facts here: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/facts.asp
And this is a wonderful video narrated by Dame Judi Dench on equality:
Are you doing anything to celebrate International Womens Day?