1. Women are more likely than men to live in poverty due to lower wages, less access to job opportunities and fewer bargaining powers. This is because gender inequality and discrimination against women persist throughout many parts of the world.
2. Women have, on average, longer life expectancies than men due to their lower alcohol consumption rates and fewer chances of engaging in risk-taking behaviours. Because this demonstrates that female resilience can lead to increased longevity, it is important to recognize and celebrate the strength and courage of women everywhere.
3. Women comprise more than half of the world’s population, yet women hold only 25% of political positions. Because women should have an equal role in making effective decisions on a global scale, they should be equally represented politically.