The Facts About Violence Against Women

Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for Women. Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women. There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: 1. They spend more time doing unpaid work … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: Women make up majority of world's poor: UN official

    Women in Poverty      A Woman in Nairobi, Kenya using her voice.  According to the United Nations 70% of the worlds poor are Women.   'Women make up majority of world's poor': UN Official   Women are overrepresented among the world's poor who lack access to basic social services according to Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.   Michelle Bachelet   Speaking at an event on social protection held in New York, she said that despite economic growth over the past six … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: Women make up majority of world’s poor: UN official

    Women in Poverty      A Woman in Nairobi, Kenya using her voice.  According to the United Nations 70% of the worlds poor are Women.   'Women make up majority of world's poor': UN Official   Women are overrepresented among the world's poor who lack access to basic social services according to Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.   Michelle Bachelet   Speaking at an event on social protection held in New York, she said that despite economic growth over the past six … [Read more...]

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