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Women's Statistics

Empowering Humanity  through Empowering Women
Building Harmonious Communities & One Peaceful World

Women's economic power in the US:

  • Women make approximately 80% of health care decisions for their families and are more likely to be the caregivers when a family member falls ill (United States Department of Labor )
  • 80% of all purchases are made or influenced by women  (CNN)
  • Almost 47% of U.S. workers are women (United States Department of Labor)
  • Nearly three-quarters (73%) of mothers with children younger than 18 were in the labor force in 2000 (United States Department of Labor)

Women's Statistics:

  1. 42% Working women in the United States say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender (Pew Research Center survey data)
  2. Nearly a third of U.S. women have experienced domestic violence (Washington Post)
  3. 40- 50% percent of women in European Union countries experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at work. (End Violence Now)
  4. 83 % of girls aged 12 to 16 experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools (End Violence Now)
  5. “Women still comprise the majority of the world’s poor, unfed, and unschooled. They are still subjected to rape as a tactic of war and exploited by traffickers globally in a billion dollar criminal business.” Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, March 7, 2009
  6. 4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls (Malala Fund)
  7. On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner (WHO)
  8. Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects more than 200 million girls and women alive today in 30 countries. It is recognized internationally as a human rights violation (WHO)
  9. American women serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to be raped by a comrade then killed by an enemy, and the rate of sexual harassment reports is higher than ever. In 2016, service members reported 6,172 cases of sexual assault compared to 6,082 in 2015. (Pentagon; NBC)
  10. At least 1000 honor killings occur in India and Pakistan each annually. Honor based crimes are distinguished by the fact that they are often carried out by a victim's family or community (HBVA)
  11. As of early 2017, 223 colleges in the United States had a total of 304 pending Title IX sexual violence investigations (quadrupled from 2014 (NPR)
  12. Women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria. (UN)

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