Thursday, March 08, 2007


(from the Make Poverty History campaign)

Make Gender Inequality History!

If we really want to make poverty history, we must ensure that all women everywhere can fully participate in the development of their families, communities and nations. However, there is much to be done to end gender inequality and discrimination.

Did you know:

  • Of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty around the world, 70% are women.
  • Two-thirds of children denied primary education are girls, and 75% of the world's 876 million illiterate adults are women.
  • Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours, produce half of the world's food, and yet earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's property.

Today (March 8) is International Women's Day. Visit our website to see 5 things you can do to celebrate the day and help make gender inequality history.