International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Key Facts: ·         Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM. ·         Girls 14 and younger represent 44 million of those who have been cut, with the highest prevalence of FGM among this age in Gambia at 56 per cent, Mauritania 54 per […]

Working Women in Unions Have a Gender Pay Gap l/2 The Size of Non-Union Women

USA – WOMEN IN UNIONS HAVE A GENDER PAY GAP THAT IS HALF THE SIZE OF WORKING NON-UNION WOMEN, BUT UNION MEMBERSHIP IS STILL IN DECLINE ACROSS THE US. While unions are often seen as largely white and male, it’s Hispanic women that stand to gain the most from membership in the US today. Women that are […]

Holocaust – Horrors for Women – Day in Memory of Holocaust Victims

Jewish women from the Mizocz Ghetto in the Ukraine, which held roughly 1,700 Jews. Some are holding infants as they are forced to wait in a line before their execution by Germans and Ukrainian collaborators. [Photo credits: Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes] A Holocaust Photo Essay http://www.english.illinois.edu/MAPS/holocaust/photoessay.htm

Global Study on Gender-Related Killing of Women & Girls

Home, the most dangerous place for women, with majority of female homicide victims worldwide killed by partners or family Around 87,000 women were killed around the world last year, some 50,000 – or 58 per cent – at the hands of intimate partners or family members. This amounts to some six women being killed every […]