Widnet's Home   About   Contact    Results-Based Management    Shopping Center    Français


Statistics      Knowledge      eLibrary      Rankings       Multimedia       Subject Index       Africa      Americas      Asia      Europe      Oceania      Countries

Women in Development Network (WIDNET)
Promoting Gender Equality & Equity


G&D This Day

# 005 - October 26, 2013



Malika Proulx-Oloko


 # 004 - October 25, 2013
# 003 - October 24, 2013
# 002 - October 23, 2013
# 001 - October 22, 2013

Quotes by Women Facts & Figures Sights & Sounds People

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. "

Alice Walker
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Author





Child Marriage

Overall, the pace of change remains slow
About a third of women aged 20-24 years old in the developing world were married as children. Child marriage is most common in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, but there are big differences in prevalence among countries of the same region. While data from 47 countries show that, overall, the median age at first marriage is gradually increasing, this improvement has been limited primarily to girls of families with higher incomes. Overall, the pace of change remains slow. While 48 per cent of women 45-49 years old were married before the age of 18, the proportion has only dropped to 35 per cent of women 20-24 years old.

Dilma Roussef
In October 2010, in a major leap to the top job, she became the first woman to be elected Brazil's president. But if many Brazilians, and the wider world, knew very little about her, she was very familiar with Brazil's corridors of power
Read More

Happy Birthday !!

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Born: October 26,1947 | 66 years old
Lawyer, Former US First Lady, served as a New York Senator, made a bid for the presidency, and played an influential role in world politics as Secretary of State.
  Source: Unicef Source: Unicef Source: bbc.co.uk - wikipedia