Did You Know Something Important Information About Women

Women use 20,000 words a day while men only use 7,000

Females in developing countries on average carry 20 litres of water per day over 6 km

Globally women account for the majority of people aged over 60 and over 80

Pregnant women in Africa are 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe 530,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth each year

World population hit 6,872,741,131 on 1 January 2009

Of 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, 70% are women

80% of the world's 27 million refugees are women

Women own around only 1% of the world's land

AIDS sees women's life expectancy of 43 in Uganda and Zambia

5 people are added to the world's population every 2 seconds

Women are 2/3 of the 1 billion+ illiterate adults who have no access to basic education

Globally women comprise 42% internet users (Italy 37% ... US & Canada 51%)

In OECD countries women comrpise only 30 per cent of degrees in science and technology

Women's representation in computer and information sciences workforce is around 30% globally

Female inventors still only account for around 10% of the US inventor population

Women control $14 trillion in assets and this should grow to $22 trillion over next 10 years

Women comprise 21 of the 37 million people living below the poverty line in the US

Only in Japan and Peru are women more active in starting a business than men

Women spend more time researching before they invest than men do

Only 21% of all news subjects (people interviewed or whom the news is about) are female

Women less than 1% department heads, editors, media owners but third of working journalists

80% of UK purchasing decisions are made by women but 83% of 'creatives' are men

Women do two-thirds of the world's work but receive only 10% of the world's income

Women's education is the most powerful predictor of lower fertility rates

One year out of college women earn 20% less than men and 10 years later 31% less

Women on average are away from workforce for 14.7 years compared to 1.6 years for men

The biggest EU gender pay gap is in Cyprus and Estonia at 25% then Slovakia at 24%

56% of women who voted supported Obama compared to only 49% of men voted for Obama

Until 20 years ago there had never been more than 5% women MPs globally

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman prime minister of a muslim country (assassinated 27/12/07)

From the 27 EU member states, UK ranks 15 for women's representation in national Parliaments

From 1945 to 1995 the percentage of women MPs worldwide increased four-fold


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