In Honor of Women

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

An extra post this week in honor of International Women’s Day! Just wanted to share some fun, animated infographics on the topic. This first one celebrates working women in the last 100 years and some of their accomplishments that have made life easier and a little more luxurious:

And this presentation by The Economist and Jess3, is a realistic look at how countries around the world treat women today in regard to education, maternity leave, the enforcement of labor policies, and sexual violence. The U.S. ranks at about #15. Not bad, but disappointingly not higher.

An interesting observation they note: Eastern European countries have done quite well in their rankings, the one positive result from Communist regimes being that women were expected to work and thus respected as colleagues.

And finally, if you haven’t seen The Girl Effect video already, check it out. The problem is real and the solution viable. I strongly believe that many of our global problems – poverty, AIDS, human trafficking, environmental pollution – are intertwined and they stem from keeping women uneducated. The Girl Effect has a simple, but powerful vision.

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