WHY WE NEED IT
There is insurmountable evidence that gender inequality is a world-wide problem of epidemic proportions. It is easy to see through the careless destruction of our planet, each other, and even ourselves, that we are moving in the wrong direction. It is time to turn things around and work toward greater harmony in all aspects of life by bringing the masculine and feminine back into balance.
* Women with full-time jobs still earn only about 77 percent of their male counterparts’ earnings.
*African-American women earn 64 cents and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man.
*On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner.
*1 in 5 women on US college campuses have experienced sexual assault.
*62 million girls are denied an education all over the world.
*Every year, an estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married worldwide, with little or no say in the matter.
*4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls.
*Women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria.
*According to the UN Foundation, “At least 250,000 maternal deaths and as many as 1.7 million newborn deaths would be averted if the need for both family planning and maternal and newborn health services were met.”
*Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects more than 125 million girls and women alive today.