Pledge For Parity

In December 1977 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a day for women’s rights and international peace to be observed. Since then we have celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th.

This year’s theme is #PledgeForParity.  If we work together we can take concrete steps into achieving global gender parity. Celebrate International Women’s Day this year with #PledgeForParity.

The progress toward gender parity, where men and women experience equal representation at all levels, has slowed down. According to the World Economic Forum if we keep going at the same rate it won’t be until 2095 that global gender parity is met. Gender parity is vital for economic prosperity; the advancement of women in leadership roles is linked to increased productivity.

 

Where does global gender parity currently stand?

  • 62 million girls are denied education all over the world
  • Around the world, only 22 percent of all national parliamentarians are female
  • Women currently hold 24, or 4.8 percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies
  • Only 30 percent of the world’s researchers are women

To learn more about the status of women and the progress made across the globe for women’s rights check out the Women’s Museum of California’s exhibit about women and the UN


Melissa Jones, Social Media Coordinator
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