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


Feb 16, 2018

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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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