I'm No Heroine
Women perform two-thirds of the world’s work and produce half the world’s food, but earn just 10% of the income and own 1% of the property.
Women are 21% less likely than men even to own a mobile phone and therefore to have similar communication possibilities.
75% of all women cannot get bank loans because they have unpaid or insecure jobs and lack property ownership rights.
Women constitute two-thirds of the world’s more than 800 million illiterate adults (aged 15 and over).
Only 28 c.ountries have achieved the 30% target set in the early 1990s for women in decision-making positions.
99% of maternal deaths are preventable, but every minute a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes.
One in three women will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise violated in her lifetime.
We can do better for the world's women and girls.
For more, read this interview with Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and the official UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.