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G&D This Day

# 007 - October 28, 2013


 

 


Malika Proulx-Oloko

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Quotes by Women Facts & Figures Sights & Sounds People


''What I essentially did was to put one foot in front of the other, shut my eyes and step off the ledge. The surprise was that I landed on my feet."
 

Katharine Graham
Publisher,
Former president of
The Washington Post Company

Women are responsible for about 6 per cent of household food production in Asia and 75 per cent in Africa. - See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2661&ArticleID=8975#sthash.2JEAE7rE.dpuf
Women are responsible for about 6 per cent of household food production in Asia and 75 per cent in Africa. - See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2661&ArticleID=8975#sthash.2JEAE7rE.dpuf
1/2 Kilometer
In Pakistan a half kilometer increase in the distance to school will decrease girls' enrolment by 20%. In Afghanistan, Indonesia and several other countries, building local schools in rural communities has led to increases in girls' enrolment rates

70%–90% less
Gender inequality in wage differentials remains entrenched, with women typically earning 70%–90% less of the male wage (50% in Bangladesh and 80% in Mongolia).

More than 60%
Many Asian women report experiencing physical violence from their intimate partners : more than 60% in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

... 30% of women in Viet Nam; more than 40% in Bangladesh, Samoa, and Timor-Leste.





The Most Influential Arab Women in Government... Read

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues in the Obama Administration and currentlyExecutive Director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security, accepted the 2013 Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) Leadership award at the Climate Leadership Gala on May 22nd at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation , presented the award on behalf of Earth Day Network to Ambassador Verveer. - See more at: http://www.earthday.org/campaign/women-and-green-economy-wage#sthash.qhXvvrjX.dpuf

Happy Birthday!!

Julia Roberts
Born: October 28, 1967 (Age: 46)
American actress and Producer.

Source: washpostco.com Source: Unstats - Un Women - ILO Source: One Just World Source:  Forbes - people.com

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