Here are some great quotes about women and women's place in the world? Also have a look at the websites listed below. They will make you gasp, laugh and get irritated, but without doubt they will make you appreciate why women's and girls' projects need more support.
Economics and Finance
Gender and Women's Issues
- "If the world was taking care of women, women would take care of the world." Jane Roberts, Co-Founder, 34 Million Friends of UNPF
- "Even though they make up half the population, women and girls have endured discrimination in most societies for thousands of years. In the past, women were treated as property of their husbands or fathers - they couldn't own land, they couldn't vote or go to school, and were subject to beatings and abuse and could do nothing about it. Over the last hundred years, much progress has been made to gain equal rights for women around the world, but many still live without the rights to which all people are entitled." Robert Alan, American writer and social activist
- "When women move forward the world moves with them." Centre for Development and Population Activities
Maternal Health and Women's Health
- "Every day, 1500 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications. In 2005, there were an estimated 536 000 maternal deaths worldwide. Most of these deaths occurred in developing countries, and most were avoidable." Estimates from the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and the World Bank
- "Maternal mortality rates for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women were more than two and a half times as high as for other women. There were 21.5 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, versus 7.9 per 100,000 for non-Indigenous women."
Homelessness, Poverty and Ageing
- "Overall, there were more males in the homeless population (56 to 44%), but women are now a substantial minority group compared with 40 to 50 years ago. There were 7,483 homeless families with children on census night 2006 with 26,790 people (10,608 parents and 16,182 children). Families were 10% of all homeless households, but they included one-quarter (26%) of the homeless." Counting the Homeless 2006. Australian Bureau of Statistics
- "Housing for women and children who experience domestic and family violence has deteriorated significantly ... Most of the participants who experienced difficulties reported that they were scared to complain or felt that they did not have the right to ask for anything better." NSW Women Refuge Movement and the University of Western Sydney Urban Research Centre
- "Women are significantly affected by homelessness. Just over 40% of the homeless population is female. However, homeless women are often less visible than men and the extent to which homelessness affects women is often underestimated. Homeless women tend to remain out of sight, away from areas where homeless people congregate for fear of violence, rape or other abuse." Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
Disability and Mental Health
Women's Safety and Alcohol Abuse