This year’s United Nations International Women’s Day theme is “Empower Rural Women—End Hunger and Poverty”.
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Rural women and girls make up one quarter of the global population, yet routinely figure at the bottom of every economic, social and political indicator, from income and education to health to participation in decision-making (UN). Some other statistics from the U.N., “women are the backbone of communities around the world—performing two-thirds of the world’s work and producing half of the world’s food. Yet, they earn only one-tenth of the world’s income and own less, a mere 1 percent, of the property and of the 876 million illiterate adults in the world, over two-thirds are women.”
So what can you do the help the plight of the world’s women? Some ideas include:
- Educate yourself about the issues. They are complex and need thoughtful thinkers
- Get involved. Volunteer locally or internationally
- Live the ideals you want to see reflected in the world
- Donate to a nonprofit or cause that helps women
Finally, are some links for International Women’s Day. Enjoy!
A short clip on Media and its effect on girls:
Test your knowledge on Girl’s Empowerment:
Check out a short video about Working Women made for Women’s Day: