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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

International Women’s Day

In Mexico, a teenaged rape victim who was denied an abortion is victorious in court; protests against rape, honor killings, and acid attacks are held throughout Asia.

Curiously, in its coverage of the acid attack protest, the LA Times reports that only men marched, while the WaPo story reports “both men and women” participated.

Click here to view some current statistics. Here’s a sample:

1% of the titled land in the world is owned by women.

1,440 women die each day during childbirth (a rate of one death every minute).

70% of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty are women and children.

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