Wednesday, March 08, 2006

It's International Women's Day today, and so the Independent newspaper celebrates with a front cover of facts including - women in full-time jobs earn an average 17% less than British men; 1 in 7 women in Ethiopia die in pregnancy or childbirth (it is one in 19,000 in Britian); 67% of all illiterate adults are women; 85m girls worldwide are unable to attend school, compared with 45m boys. In Chad, just 4% of girls go to school; 700,000,000 women are without adequate food, water, sanitation, health care or education (compared with 400,000,000 men) and 1% of the titled land in the world is owned by women. A link on Myfanwy's blog took me to this site, Women for Women. Seems like a good day to actually do something.

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