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March 08, 2020Resources for Women
Why isn't there an International Men's Day?
And why we choose to celebrate Women's day
Unfortunately, we know from experience that many people have a hard time believing women. We wanted you to know that we didn't make any of this up — the sources for all facts cited in the video are listed below. We encourage you to learn more about these issues:
- Because we literally have to change our voices to sound more like men in order to be heard.
- Because technology that is designed by and for men can end up having dire consequences for women.
- Because only 6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
- Because women-dominated professions, like teaching and nursing, are perpetually undervalued and underpaid.
- Because in the U.S., women are paid 82 cents on the dollar compared to men.
- Because the U.S. has never elected a woman as president… and some people still don't think a woman could win.
- Because in the U.S. women spend an hour and a half longer each day on unpaid labor than men do.
- 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, according to estimates from the World Health Organization.
- Girls are more likely than boys not to go to school and never to learn to read.
- Across the world, women do three times as much unpaid care work as men do.
- In some areas, the preference for sons over daughters is still so strong that female foeticide and infanticide are considered viable solutions.
- Across the world, women are disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of climate change.
- And millions of girls continue to be impacted by child marriage, married off before their 18th birthdays.
- Because gender diverse teams perform better.
- Because when more women work, economies grow.
- Because women are key to building a sustainable future — for us all.