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Engaging women equally with men in all aspects of life is imperative for economically competitive and prosperous societies. — the Global Gender Gap 2009 Report
According to the 2010 World Bank report Women, Business and Law, out of 128 economies worldwide, only 20 have equal rights for women and men.
As a result, a huge economic gender gap exists. Women comprise more than 50 percent of the world's population, but they own only one percent of the world's wealth.
Your mission this week: Help empower women. Raise your voice in support of equal rights and economic opportunity.
Equality between men and women exists when both sexes are able to share equally in the distribution of power and influence; have equal opportunities for financial independence through work or through setting up businesses; enjoy equal access to education and the opportunity to develop personal ambitions.*
3 ways to empower women worldwide
*From the United Nations Population Fund Statement on Empowering Women