10 Facts That Will Inspire You To Take Action On International Women’s Day

Feb 16, 2018


Here are 10 facts about issues facing women and girls around the world that will inspire you to take action this March 8 on International Women’s Day:


1. An extra year of education can help a girl earn 15-25% more as an adult.

Source: UNICEF

2. Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.

Source: UNICEF

3. 62 million girls are out of school worldwide.

Source: United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative

4. Girls who complete secondary school are 6x less likely to become child brides.

Source: Girls Not Brides

5. 142 million girls throughout the world will be married before the age of 18 by 2020 if present trends continue.

Source: United Nations Population Fund

6. Worldwide, an estimated 5,000 women and girls are murdered every year for a perceived dishonor to their families.

Source: United Nations Population Fund

7. Domestic violence—just one form of gender-based violence—is costlier than warfare, with a worldwide annual cost of $8 trillion.

Source: Copenhagen Consensus Center

8. Domestic violence is not yet considered a crime in more than 20 countries.

Source: HuffPost

9. Women make 20% less than men, and they won’t reach pay equity with men until 2059, if the slow pace of progress on the pay gap persists.

Source: AAUW

10. GlobalGiving will provide matching funds to eligible nonprofits that empower women and girls on March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Source: GlobalGiving

Want more facts? Check out these International Women’s Day-inspired slides on Factslides.

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