Women Continue Their Search for Equal Rights

womensymbol.jpgInternational Women’s Day started today with a march for equal rights. 30,000 people were expected in Sao Palo, Brazil to begin the world march in search of an international charter for women’s equal rights. The sexual revolution may have changed the lives of millions, but it has not yet reached much of the world’s female population living in exploitation, oppression and violence.
According to a report published Tuesday by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 70 percent of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty are women. And although women hold 39 percent of the world’s 2.8 billion jobs, a higher proportion than ever before, “the best paid jobs are overwhelmingly reserved for men,” the confederation said.