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Paula+ Report 8 Mar 2013 12:50

Today is International Womens Day.

Up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under the age of 16.
Globally, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.
Up to 70% of women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18…

In the face of such unacceptable figures, the international community is strongly committed to change the plight of women.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”

What can you do ?
Join the conversation and follow @UN_Women and the hashtag #1woman on Twitter. You can also donate a tweet through our Thunderclap, which will be released on 8 March.

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Paula+ Report 8 Mar 2013 15:39



Elizabethofseasons Report 8 Mar 2013 21:02

Dear Paula


Good post.

Women also save the government millions of pounds in caring for sick, disabled and elderly family and often friends.

This vital work is barely recognised and there is often little or no support for women carers.

Take gentle care of yourself, Paula
Best wishes


Paula+ Report 8 Mar 2013 22:00

Thank you for your response Elizabeth.


Tracey Report 8 Mar 2013 22:42

How true most governments spend more time & money taken survey on how to improve shopping habits --money that could be well spent on caregivers and such

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 9 Mar 2013 07:08

It's criminal that even now women are not equal to men in many countries and many ways. So many women are put upon and disrespected and I wonder how many more years it will take for things to really change. It sickens and saddens me to see the way women are treated in countries like India and Africa etc and I am glad there is more publicity given to such things as child brides and such, so that young women aren't suddenly taken from all they know in England for example and sent away to be married off to men who are not familiar with the English way these girls have known. Their education is suddenly stopped and they are headed for a life of slavery almost and childbearing with the man's family being in control, often left to live in a to them strange country. I don't know how their parents can do it to them.

Power to the female people of this world



Paula+ Report 9 Mar 2013 17:03

Thank you all for your responses. International Women's Day; is a day to honour women, to celebrate their success and raise awareness about the unique obstacles that women and girls face around the world. Across the United Kingdom and throughout the world, we have seen remarkable progress as women rise to the top of public and private organisations, and make significant strides as producers, consumers, and entrepreneurs. Yet despite this amazing transformation, we must not forget that there is still much work to be done. We must continue to work together to build momentum. Women are an incredible force, and harnessing their full economic and social potential is critical to making our world one in which we are all equals.
We have seen the power of investing in women, then watching them make a difference not only in their families, but throughout commerce and industry. There has been remarkable progress in the acceleration and effect of micro finance investment in women. We know that they have the potential to change the world. Women are the developing world’s greatest untapped resource and the key to ending global poverty.

"Women are not the problem -- they're the solution."