We Are Still Fighting For Women's Rights
It’s 2022 and women around the globe are still fighting for equality. There have been huge strides made towards a fairer playing field, but there are still many areas to improve. As we settle into Women’s History Month, we must remember women’s rights still need protection.
In 2021, the gender pay gap between men and women was 1 dollar to 82 cents, widening depending on race and occupation. This gap also hasn’t budged for 15 years.
Currently, 1 in 3 women globally experiences violence at least once in their lives. Because of these alarming numbers, over 52 countries put measures in place last year to protect women alongside their COVID actions.
Although it is normal for both parents to work these days, it turns out women still do most of the domestic work at home and work full-time positions. While things have become slightly fairer in the workplace, they’ve stayed relatively the same at home.
As of 2021, women fill only 8.2% of S&P 500 CEO positions, which is sadly an improvement from 6.2% in 2019. Additionally, female entrepreneurs, especially Latina and Black, receive far less in investments even though businesses owned by minority women have nearly doubled since 2014.
There are many other reasons why it’s important to honor the long journey of women’s rights, and these are just a few. So when you see a woman doing something remarkable, remember all the challenges she has had to face, and give her credit when it’s due.