Friday, October 12, 2012

World Streets actively supports the International Day of the Girl

11 October 2012: World Streets supports the full and active citizenship, rights and participation of women of all ages in every home, corner, school and  street of every city and every nation of this planet. See PLan International for today's announcement and a first round of background information on this important day.

For more from World Streets and our 365 position on women's rights and the importance of their role as active participants and leaders in all aspects of society, please click here.

Slate, partnering with the New America Foundation, has an interesting map showing gender disparities by country, based on metrics such as adolescent fertility, literacy rate and life expectancy. It may come as no surprise that countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East appear to be the most unequal, while Canada and Europe are the most equal.

* Click here for Slate Gender Inequality world map

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