This year, 14 million young girls will be married against their will and nearly 1 million girls will be sold into slavery. To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, the women’s rights organization Catapult demonstrates that these aren’t stats but human lives.
Why New Zealand Is A Great Place To Work If You’re A Woman
According to an index compiled by the Economist, women in the U.S. come in 12th in the world.
According to the data, New Zealand scores the highest on the following indicators: labor force participation, the wage gap between men and women, proportion of women in senior jobs, net cost of child care compared to average wage, and ratio of men and women with higher education.
Norway, Sweden, Canada, and Australia came in second through fifth on the index. The United States, with a score of 72 out of 100, came in 12th place.
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