1. Of the top 100 grossing films of 2017, women represented just 8% of directors, and 10% of writers.
  2. This is surprising, considering that women make up 52% of all moviegoers according to MPAA in 2016.

    Three Women - International Women's Day

  3. International Women’s Day is an official holiday in 15 countries including Vietnam and China – where is our bank holiday in the UK to celebrate all our amazing women?!
  4. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, gender parity is over 200 years away. If this doesn’t motivate you to keep striving for equality, I don’t’ know what will. Currently, on average, women make 20% less than men.
  5. Girls who complete secondary school are 6x less likely to become child brides, according to Girls Not Brides.

    Mother - international women's day

  6. Domestic violence is not yet considered a crime in more than 20 countries, according to the Huffington Post.
  7. In the culture of the Tiwi of northern Australian, all females must be married at all times. What do you think about that?
  8. In films, comments made by characters that refer to appearance are directed at women at a rate of FIVE times that of comments directed at men, according to Gender Bias without Borders study.
  9. The same report found that Female characters are more than twice as likely to be skinny (38.5 percent vs. 15.7 percent) than their Male Characters in film and TV.
  10. Dr Grace Hopper, a computer scientist, invented the first user-friendly business computer software program in the 1950s. In 1969, she was awarded the first ever Computer Science Man of the Year Award. Ironic, huh?


International Women’s Day – 8th March 2018

Whatever you are doing on the 8th of March, raise a glass to the amazing Women who know you, work with you, are raising you or supporting you. Make it your mission to strive for equality today, not tomorrow.

Come see our women’s day screening at the Folk Hall

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