In Our Times Tally

● At the current rate of progress, estimated year in which the worldwide gender workplace and income gap will end: 2133
● Rank of Iceland in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index: 1
● Rank of Canada: 30
● Rank of Canada in the area of “wage equality for similar work”: 80
● Number of women who have joined the global workforce during the last ten years: 250 million
● Chance that a refugee or displaced person throughout the world is a woman: 4 in 5
● Percentage of American male white-collar workers who believe that “gender diversity in boardrooms is important”: 70
● Percentage who believe that “women have fewer opportunities”: 12
● Percentage of financial industry workers in the United States who are women: 54
● Percentage of financial industry executive officers in the United States who are: 12
● Average number of women in Canada who stay in emergency shelters each night to escape domestic violence: 3,700
● Percentage of Ontarians who would intervene in an abusive relationship if someone told them their partner was abusive: 58
● Chance that a women in Canada over the age of 16 has experienced physical or sexual violence: 1 in 2
● Number of women who live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime: 603 million
● Number of countries where husbands have the legal right to prevent their wives from getting paid employment: 18
● Date on which the Indian state of Haryana inaugurated an all-women police force: 8/28/2015
● Number of boys born per every 100 girls born in China each year: 123
● Percentage chance that girls in India are more likely than boys to die before their first birthday: 50
● Current median age of an American women getting married for the first time: 27
● Median age in 1960: 20
● Date on which the first country in Asia included human rights protections for LGBT citizens in its constitution: 9/18/2015
● Number of countries worldwide that have laws criminalizing homosexuality: 72
● Number of countries where homosexuality is punishable by death: 12
● Year in which the first accredited women’s studies course was ever taught at a university: 1969
● Estimated number of women in the United Kingdom each year who are illegally fired for being pregnant: 30,000
● Number of Australian women who report experiencing some form of discrimination while pregnant in the workplace: 1 in 2
● Number of girls and young women globally who are currently being denied an education because of their gender: 59 million
● Rank of “women’s education” as a leading contributor to reducing global malnutrition, according to the Economist: 1
● Percentage of scientists in the Netherlands who are women: 26
● Percentage in Bolivia who are: 63
● Percentage of all farmers worldwide who are women: 43
● Percentage of all agricultural land owners who are: 13
● Number of countries throughout the world where the majority of agricultural land owners are women: 1
● Chance that a person heard or read about in global print, radio and television media is a woman: 1 in 4
● Chance that an online blogger is: 3 in 5
● Number of online supporters of a petition condemning anti-feminist blogger Roosh V’s speaking tour of Canada: 46,965
● Number of attendees to Roosh V’s August 2015 Montreal speaking event: 34
● Days after the Montreal event in which Roosh V referred to it as a “historic victory”: 1
● Number of people who have liked the “Men’s Rights Initiative” Facebook page: 29,888
● Number who have liked the “Everday Feminism” Facebook page: 428,055
● Years ago that women in Canada won the right to vote in a provincial election: 100

Our Times Tally is written by union communications and media consultant Sean Cain (www.labourmedia.org).

SOURCES: 2133, 1, 30, 80, 250 million – World Economic Forum (Global Gender Gap Report, 2015); 4 in 5 – Amnesty International (July 2014); 70, 12 – McKinsey & Company and Lean In (Women in the Workplace, 2015); 54, 12 – Center for American Progress (The Women’s Leadership Gap, March 2014); 3,700, 58 – Interval House; 1 in 2 – Statistics Canada; 603 – UN Security General’s Office; 18 – World Bank (Women, Business and the Law, 2016); 8/28/2015 – BBC News (August 28, 2015); 123 – Economist Magazine (March 2010); 50 – Elite Daily (June 2015); 27, 20 – Pew Research Center (2014); 9/18/2015 – Human Rights Campaign (September 2015 – Nepal); 72, 12 – Wikipedia (LGBT Rights by Country or Territory); 1969 (Feminist Majority Foundation – Cornell University); 30,000 – UK Equality and Human Rights Commission; 1 in 2 – Australian Human Rights Commission (2014); 59 million – United Nations Development Programme (2015); 1 – Economist Magazine; 26, 63 – UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Women in Science, December 2012); 43, 13, 1 – UN Food and Agricultural Organization (2011); 1 in 4 – Global Media Monitoring Project (2010); 3 in 5 – UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2014); 46,965 – Change.org; 34 – Huntington Post Canada (August 17, 2015); 1 – Roosh V YouTube Channel; 29,888, 428,055 – Facebook.com; 100 – Canadian Encyclopedia (in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta).
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