International Women’s Day (IWD) is a globally recognised day that works towards gender equality and celebrates the achievements of women and works towards gender equality.
First marked in 1911, with over a million people rallying in support of women’s rights, the decision to hold an annual event was made and International Women’s Day was born.
Around the world, UNESCO estimates, around 132 million girls are out of school. This leads to women typically earning around 23% less than men, with nearly 60% of women working in the informal economy, earning less, saving less, and at greater risk of falling into poverty.
ABMA Education works to achieve equality through education, making our qualifications as accessible and obtainable as possible, to help women gain the confidence and work skills to work towards resolving these imbalances.
Did you know:
- Women are able to recognize 25% more colours and shapes then men.
- Women have historically been in positions where they have been required to gather herbs and cook, this has evolved women to become more sensitive to scents and smells.
- Women are considerably better than men at reading faces, gestures and voice tones, making them great conversationalists and social leaders.