Today is a great day to celebrate breaking glass ceilings, equality in relationships, economic stability for single Moms, loving your Grandma and honoring great women in our lives who are making a difference on a daily basis.
It’s also a great day to know:
- At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting in 30 countries, according to new estimates published on the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in 2016. In most of these countries, the majority of girls were cut before age 5. (See more)
- Around 120 million girls worldwide (slightly more than 1 in 10) have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. By far the most common perpetrators of sexual violence against girls are current or former husbands, partners or boyfriends – (See more)
- Adult women account for almost half of all human trafficking victims detected globally. Women and girls together account for about 70 per cent, with girls representing two out of every three child trafficking victims – (See more)
How does society justify the abuse and exploitation of females?
It doesn’t have to as long as those who disagree with the abuse remain silent.