REcognition of Women's Work.
Women work 2/3 of the world’s working hours and produce half of the world’s food, yet earn only 10% of the world’s income and own less than 1% of the world’s property.
Women and Poverty
Women and girls suffer disproportionally from the burden of extreme poverty- they make up 70% of the one billion people living on less than two dollars a day.
Getting a seat at the table
While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up less than 16% of the Fortune 500 Board of directors.
OUR bodies, Our choices, OUr LIves
Funding for the U.S. government's Title X program, which funds low-cost, confidential family planning services, is 61% lower today in constant dollars than it was in 1980. (Center for Reproductive Rights)
Between 1990 and 2013, the maternal mortality ratio for the USA more than doubled from an estimated 12 to 28 maternal deaths per 100 000 births and the country has now a higher ratio than those reported for most high-income countries and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Libya and Turkey. (World Health Organization)
1 in 3 American women, 42 million women, plus 28 million children, either live in poverty or are right on the brink of it. (Time Magazine)
Women and girls comprise 80% of the estimated 800,000 people globally trafficked annually, with the majority (79%) trafficked for sexual exploitation.
NOw Make your Money Matter
Roughly one million women in the United States each have assets of at least $2 million, according to 2007 Internal Revenue Service data, the most recent available. (MSNBC Women Exert New Influence on Philanthropy 2012)
Philanthropy focused on women and girls has been less than 7% of all funding for the past 25 years.