Did you know…
- Sixty-six percent of the world’s work falls on women’s shoulders, yet they earn only 10% of the world’s income.
- If women were given the same access to resources that men have, they could increase yields on their farms by 20-30%.
- Hunger and poverty are about power and inequality, and women and girls face the biggest inequalities of all.
Women and girls, especially in the developing world, face massive challenges for equal access to resources, education, power, food, and jobs among other things. Women and organizations are working tirelessly to make strides in gender equality as evidenced by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women that wraps up this week, but there is still so much to do.
If you know someone who is working toward empowering the lives of women and girls send them a thank you and a word of encouragement. It’s not an easy job.