Women's Rights Fact

  • Globally, women are paid less than men. Women in most countries earn on average only 60 to 75% of men's wages.
  • Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.
  • Worldwide, an estimated 5,000 women and girls are murdered every year for a perceived dishonor to their families.
  • Of all women killed globally in 2012, it is estimated that almost half were killed by a partner or relative compared to less than 6% of men.
  • Girls who complete secondary school are 6 times less likely to become child brides.
  • 62 million girls were out of school in 2014.
  • An extra year of education can help a girl earn 20% more as an adult.
  • Husbands can object to their wives working and prevent them from accepting jobs in 15 economies.
  • 142 million girls throughout the world will be married before the age of 18 by 2020 if present trends continue.
  • 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.
  • Domestic violence, just one form of gender-based violence, is costlier than warfare, with a worldwide annual cost of $8 trillion.

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