I pledge for Gender Equality

I pledge for Gender Equality

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Alayam started this petition to Vijay Sethupathi and

Alayam Welfare Trust seeks support to create awareness on Gender Equality.

•        Women in India represent 29% of the labour force, down from 35% in 2004.

•        Over 51% of work done by women in India is unpaid. 95% is informal and unprotected, and women are not well represented in business leadership

•        Women farmers comprise 38.87% of agricultural labour and yet control only 9% of land in India

•        At 17%, India has a lower share of women’s contribution to GDP than the global average of 37%.

•        47% of India’s women do not have a bank or savings accounts for theor own use.

•        In India, 60% of women compared to 30% of men have no valuable assets in their name

•        Rate of crimes against women stands at 53.9% in India. In Delhi, 92% women reported having experienced sexual or physical violence in public spaces

The Opportunity

•        The economic impact of achieving gender equality in India is estimated to be US$700 billion of added GDP by 2025. The IMF estimates that equal participation of women in the workforce will increase India’s GDP by 27.

•        Globally, women make or influence 80% of buying decisions and control US$20 trillion in global spending.

•        1 in 3 private sector leaders reported that profits increased as a result of efforts to empower women in emerging markets. 47% of India’s women do not have a bank or savings accounts for their own use

•        Women spend 90% of their income on their families. Economically empowered women boost demand, have healthier and better educated children, and raise human development levels.

•        54% of India’s women don’t have mobile phones and 80% don’t use them to connect them to the internet. If as many women as men had phones, it could create US$17 billion in revenue for phone companies in the next 5 years.

 

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