As part of the 50/50 campaign, WEDO created a poster on women and economic decision-making.
Where’s the symmetry when world leaders (94% men) spend $800 billion on militarization each year but won’t spend the $80 billion needed to end poverty?
Worldwide men dominate in economic decision-making: in governments (86% of all parliamentarians); in the biggest transnational corporations (99% of top executives); and on the board of directors at the World Bank (91%) and International Monetary Fund (100%).
Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours and produce half of the world’s food, but earn only 10% of the world’s income, own less than 1% of the world’s property, and are the majority of the world’s poor.
To see our poster, click here When Men Control the Global Purse, Women Get Shortchanged (2002) (pdf)