March 8th is an international women’s day and this year’s theme is an equal world is an enabled world, #EachforEqual.
So where all are talking about gender equality, I would like to talk about some facts about international women’s day here. Do read and enjoy this article.
Facts of International Women’s Day:
- On 8th March 1908, New York City streets were filled with 15000 women’s march, their purpose of the march was to get the rights to vote, reducing working hours and asked for better pay against their work.
- 8th March has been observed as an official holiday in more than 25 countries names as Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia.
- Girls perform better than boys and get higher grades comparative to boys.
- It’s a world-wide known fact that women spend extra time on children’s and housework comparative to men.
- Women share 47% of the total workforce worldwide.
- Almost 42 countries around the world have approved Maternal leave.
- Worldwide there are only 25 female CEO of the Fortune 500.
- Ghana is the country that has the maximum female business owners compared to the world, its 46.4%, wherein Saudi Arabia is the last country on the table who has allowed only 1.4% females to be business owners.
- Finland is the world’s safest country for women’s wherein the most dangerous country is Afghanistan.
- Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the world’s topmost female billionaire, whose net worth is 5,300 crores.
- Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the world’s first female elected head for government in the world; she was 3 times PM of Sri Lanka.
- Marilyn Vos Sawant has been recorded as the highest IQ scorer in the world.
So mommies, now you see, their lot of things happened and will be happening about women in the world.