A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge.
Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. To celebrate International Women's Day tomorrow, we'll be supporting Women for Women International, a charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives.
Whilst there's been a lot of progress, there's still a lot more to do and a long way to go. Here are some areas that we have made some progress:
- Period poverty is finally being addressed
- More women are being believed- #metoo movement
- The number of female CEOs is at an all time high
- Some countries are cracking down on the gender pay gap
And here are some surprising and outrageous factors about gender inequality that we still need to challenge:
- Only 6 countries give women equal legal work rights as men
- Women are 47% more likely to experience severe injuries from a car crash because safety features are designed for men
- It will take 108 years to close the gender pay gap
- Women in rural parts of Africa spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water
- 22% of all professionals are women, and it could be due to a lack of confidence
- For every female film character, there are 2.24 men
- 33,000 girls become child brides every day
You can get involved and be part of the change. Your purchase today will contribute towards supporting a sister at Women for Women International.