- Women produce nearly 80% of the food on the planet, but receive less than 10% of agricultural assistance (iamapeacekeeper.com)
- More than 1 billion people live in abject poverty on less than $1 a day. 70% of people in abject poverty are women (kamilat.org)
- Only 1% of the world’s assets are in the name of a woman (unesco.org)
- Although women do two thirds of the work in the world, the rate of paid employment for women is two thirds that of men (ilo.org)
- There is no country in the world where women’s wages are equal to those of men (learningpartnership.org)
- Worldwide, when women do the same work as men, they are paid 30-40% less than men (newint.org)
Picture courtesy Shehzad Noorani (WFP). Source: WomanKind.org.uk.