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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