Monday, September 27, 2010

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? (Part 2 of 4 Series)

Women are viewed as the lesser of the two genders in most countries. The domino effect of this cultural problem trickles down to the future generations to come. I came across this extremely good article that explains WHY you should care. This is an amazing read. I am going to briefly summarize it today in the post but you can find the entire article here:

Progress is achieved through women. It is as simple as that. In the world today - women make up close to 50% of the world's population but only own 1% of the world's wealth - have a 10% share in the global income and occupy only 14% of the leadership positions in the private and public sector. Not only are these staggering statistics alarming - there are almost 900 million adults worldwide who can’t read or write and 2/3 of these adults are women.

Despite all this - the welfare of women is not an issue that most countries see as a priority. We know that the world's future depends greatly on the contribution of women. Think of how many women have been an integral part of your life. There are too many women and young girls that are "unable to participate in a wide-range of economic opportunities and subjected to strict gender bias" Unfortunately women and young girls are seen as "unworthy of investment or protection".

We know that women and young girls are worth the investment and definitely worth protecting. We need to protect the future of the next generation and if we don't address these issues right now - the future is not only dim - but will be in a state of utter chaos. We need to care - because there are literally thousands of womens lives who depend on us caring.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Eujean. I love the quote from the article: "The condition of girls ripples out to their families, communities, and countries, and echoes into future generations in particular and profound ways." Reminds me of the Economist's "Guide to Womenomics" piece a few years ago.


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