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# 017 - February 2014

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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.dpufùm
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
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The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

More than 5 times more
In Mexico, women in paid employment devote an additional 33 hours to domestic chores per week, while men’s weekly contribution six hours.

Earth to Moon, 16 times a day
If the average distance to the moon is 394,400 km, South African women together walk the equivalent of a trip to the moon and back 16 times a day to supply their households with water.

2 times less
One global survey of companies found that only 18.3 per cent had a top-level female manager. Women comprised 31 per cent of permanent full-time workers, but among manufacturing firms, the figure plunged to 9.9 per cent .

40% less
Ethnicity and gender interact to create especially large pay gaps for minority women. In the United States, during the first quarter of 2012, Hispanic women earned on average 90 per cent of the wages of Hispanic men, but only 60 per cent of the wages of white men.

Cambodia: Rights of home-based women workers

Cambodian home-based women laborers work without contracts or social protections and can be at risk for exploitation and economic insecurity. To help keep these workers out of poverty, training programs are educating them on their labor rights

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