Domestic Violence

Day # 27 Domestic Violence occurs between spouses or intimate partners, when one partner in the relationship tries to control the other person. The perpetrator uses fear and intimidation and often physical or sexual violence. -One out of three women worldwide has been...

Dowry

Day #26 Dowry is a gift of money or valuables given by the bride’s family to the family of the groom before, during or after the wedding. -Dowry was originally designed to safeguard the women. Today it is the price tag for the groom and a noose for the bride....

Africa

Day #25 Africa has the population of 891 million people, with the highest birthrate of any continent. Africa is projected to grow to 2 billion people by 2050. Women in sub-Saharan Africa bear an average of 6 children. Life expectancy is low for example, the average...

Afghanistan

Day #24 Afghanistan has had over 20 years of war. It had an extreme fundamentalist government until 2001. Afghanistan is still unstable. It is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. The female population is over 15 million. -1-2% of Afghan women have identity...

Pornography

Day #23 Definition: Pornography is the explicit depiction of sexual activity in literature, films, photography, or the internet, that stimulates erotic feelings. -Pornography industry is a $57 billion global business, $12 billion of this is in the US. This is a larger...

China

Day #22 China is the world’s most populated country with over 1.3 billion people, 637.5 million of which are women. -For centuries, Chinese families without sons feared poverty and neglect. The male offspring represents continuity of lineage and protection in...