On the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, FIDH is launching a website page presenting 101 shocking statistics on sexist violence and discrimination against women worldwide. This action aims to highlight the depth of male-female inequality and the many areas in which these abuses occur: relationships, marriage, health, work, politics, access to land, media visibility, and more.
FIDH presents 101 statistics on violations of women’s rights, for example:
– 3 women are killed by their partners every day in the United States.
– Only 11 countries in the world had women heads of state in 2017.
The women’s free speech movement that has emerged over the past six months is encouraging more and more female victims of abuse to speak out, press charges and help raise awareness about the devastating extent and nature of this phenomenon. Feminist movements worldwide are mobilising against conservatism and misogyny. But the fight to liberate women from oppression and patriarchal domination is far from over.
The fight for equality is everyone’s fight: women’s and men’s alike. If you find these figures offensive, help by sharing them on social networks.
The fight for women’s rights must be fought every day, not only on March 8.
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