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G&D This Day

# 009 - October 30, 2013

 

 

    

Malika Proulx-Oloko

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Quotes by Women Facts & Figures Sights & Sounds People

 

"No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself. We cannot afford to be separate. We have to see that all of us are in the same boat".

Dorothy Height
A leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements

 

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
Scientific Research...

85%
In Asia and the Pacific, Myanmar has the highest proportion of female researchers anywhere in the world (85.5 per cent)
But only five other countries in the region — Georgia (52.7 per cent), Azerbaijan (52 per cent), the Philippines (52 per cent), Kazakhstan (51.3 per cent), and Thailand (50.3 per cent) — have achieved gender parity.
Women scientists are most poorly represented in Japan (13 per cent), Bangladesh (14 per cent), India (14.8 per cent), Republic of Korea (14.9 per cent), and Nepal (15 per cent)

 






Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut was a woman pharaoh (ruler) of Egypt, one of very few women to hold that title. A major temple in her honor was built at Deir el-Bahri (Dayru l-Bahri) near Thebes.

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

 

Source: nytimes.com Source: Unesco Source: worldbank.org Source:  history.com

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