#BeBoldForChange #Facts about Women on this IWD 8th March

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY ( 8th March, 2017) is a global day to celebrate the achievements of women.This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.

Here We Bring You :

Top 10 facts about women on International Women’s Day

1. Around the world there are around 106 males born for every 100 females… 

Image Source: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/explainer-sometimes-body-mixes-male-and-female

2. …but because women tend to live longer than men, the percentage of women increases with age. There are only 79 men aged over 65 per 100 women. 

Image Source:https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/why-women-live-longer-than-men

3. Qatar has the highest male ratio, with 2.87 males per female. 

Image Source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/37240285/Population-Distribution-in-Qatar

4. The Northern Mariana Islands have the highest female ratio with only 0.77 males per female. 

5. Worldwide, the average life expectancy stands at 68.5 years for men and 73.5 years for women

6. Until 1922, under the common law “doctrine of coercion” a woman in the UK who committed a crime in her husband’s presence was presumed to have been coerced by him so was not guilty

7. Every 90 seconds somewhere in the world, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. 

Image Source: https://www.talepicker.com/eight-jaw-opening-facts-about-women-that-you-probably-dont-know/

8. The average adult woman in the UK owns 19 pairs of shoes.

9. Car heaters, fire escapes, dishwashers, circular saws, chocolate chip cookies and rectangular bottomed paper bags were all invented by women

Image Source: https://www.pinterest.com/ahgksmo/ahg-badge-women-inventors/

10. Only 48 women have been awarded Nobel Prizes compared with 822 men. 

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