Interesting Gender Inequality Facts

//Interesting Gender Inequality Facts

Interesting Gender Inequality Facts

In 2015, only ½ of the world’s working-age women were in the labor force, compared to 77% working-age men.

  1. Women with full-time jobs still earn only about 77% of their male counterparts’ earnings.
  2. African-American women (in America) earn 64 cents and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasianman.
  3. 62 million girls are denied an education all over the world.
  4. Every year, an estimate of 15 million girls less than 18 years are married off worldwide, with little or no say in the matter.
  5. 8 out of 10 victims of human trafficking are girls.
  6. On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of intimate physical or sexual violence.
  7. Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects more than 200 million girls and women alive today in Africa, Asia and the Middle East where the vice is concentrated.
  8. There are approximately 781 million illiterates in the world. Two-thirds who are women.
  9. In Saudi Arabia, the unemployment rate for women is 34 percent for women, 7 percent for men.
  10. Women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war, and malaria.
  11. Around the world, only 22 percent of all national parliamentarians are female.
  12. Women currently hold 24, or 4.8 percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies.
  13. More than 43 million people around the world are forcibly displaced as a result of conflict and persecution. Half of all refugees are women.
  14. Only 30% of the world’s researchers are women.
2018-07-10T11:42:06+03:00 By |

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Njeru Munene
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