An estimated 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020 . Girls who marry before age 18 are typically denied an education, at risk of complications related to premature childbearing, and more vulnerable to intimate partner violence.
Sexism and Gender Bias
The “glass ceiling” is a popular phrase that women have been striving to break through for decades. It refers to gender equality, primarily in the workforce, and great progress has been made over the years.
It is no longer uncommon for women to run businesses. And even the biggest corporations, or hold job titles in the upper ranks of management. Many women also do jobs that are traditionally male-dominated.
For all the progress that has been made, sexism can still be found. It may be more subtle than it once was. But it makes an appearance in all parts of society, from education and the workforce to the media and politics.
Women march in Manhattan for equal rights with men, to be able to be shirtless in public. Image taken Aug 23rd, 2015
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