International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, so I thought I’d share some good news for everyone to celebrate:

1) According to the BJS, rape & sexual assault rates against women in the US fell to 1.1 per 1,000 in 2014, the lowest level since they began collecting stats in 1994.

2) Violence against domestic female partners fell to 2.4 per 1,000 in 2014, also the lowest level since the BJS began collecting stats.

3) According to the UNDP, women globally are receiving more rights and becoming more equal with men (as measured by the Gender Inequality Index).

4) The UNDP also reports the ratio of women-to-men who have at lease secondary education is also at an all-time high.

5) In the US, the gender gap is virtually non-existent when accounting for all variables, according to the BLS.

Of course, none of this is to say that there isn’t still a lot of work to be done globally, but these are 5 major accomplishments and everyone should be proud. Take joy in one’s accomplishments, but remember there is still a mountain to finish

(source for all data: www.humanprogress.org)