International Women’s Day! by K. Edusei

In honor of the International Women’s Day here are some important facts and funny quirks about women. Let’s all aspire to inspire change.

10 (eclectic) Facts About Women

  1. Women account for more than 50 percent of the global population, but hold less than 20 percent of all parliamentary seats (U.S. Embassy).
  2. In 2011 of the top 20 wealthiest women in the world only one did not inherit her fortune (Forbes).
  3. Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours (Care.org).
  4. 66% of all human trafficking victims are women (UNODC).
  5. Women expend 200 million work hours daily collecting water (Water.org).
  6. On average women laugh more than men (NYT).
  7. It seems women like to speak more than men in excess of about 13,000 words a day. It is certainly possible they’re just more detailed oriented.
  8. Women, on average, live four years longer than men.
  9. In 2010, American women gave birth to over 3.9 million children.
  10. There are approximately 3.5 billion women on Earth. Thanks to you, you, and all of you!
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