On the centenary of International Women’s Day …

8 Mar

… this very short film, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, voiced by Dame Judi Dench and starring Daniel Craig,  tells us so much about where women are in 2011.  We’ve come a long way, baby – but there’s still so far to go.

2 Responses to “On the centenary of International Women’s Day …”

  1. hemen parekh March 9, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Gender Bind / Unfair Share

    In Times of India [ March 08,2011 ], Ms. Rema Nagarajan provides following insights :

     Women own 1 per cent of the world’s wealth, have a 10 per cent share in global income

     Women comprise half the world’s population but occupy just 14 per cent of leadership positions in the private and public sector

     Of the 1.4 billion people living on less than $ 1 a day, 70 per cent are women and girls

     Women do two-thirds of the world’s work, but earn only 10 percent of the income

     Women produce half of the world’s food, but own just 1 per cent of its land

     Of the almost 900 million adults worldwide who can’t read or write, two-thirds are women

    Will mankind [ on “ Women’s Day “ 2011, should I say, womankind ? ] manage to bridge this gap by end of 21st Century ?

    With regards

    hemen parekh



  1. Happy International Women’s Day 2011 « Collaborative Lines - March 8, 2011

    […] On this centenary of International Women’s Day,  I wish my sisters around the world much love, peace and success.  There’s a link to a wonderful film on where women stand in 2011 over at the Gender Blog. […]


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