Women’s Day: Breaking the barriers of mind  

As we approach International Women’s Day, here are a few thought-provoking statistics. A recent survey finds 90% countries have laws that discriminate against women

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As we approach International Women’s Day, here are a few thought-provoking statistics.

A recent survey finds 90% countries have laws that discriminate against women.

The World Bank estimates women hold just about 25% seats in national assemblies.

Globally, only 55% women are engaged in the labour market.

The representation of women in crucial emerging areas is even lower.

The WEF finds only 26% women, for instance, working in Data and AI.

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These numbers show an undeniable truth...

women, who are half of humanity, suffer from massive barriers.

These barriers have pushed women into weakened positions.

But, importantly, these numbers show us another truth ...

...the rise of women, despite these barriers.

In terms of education, women have risen above incredibly.

The WEF estimates that it will take just 12 years to achieve gender parity.

In healthcare, over 70 nations have closed 97% of the gap.

More and more women are determinedly stepping into the world’s labs and observatories.

NASA has completed it's first-ever all-woman spacewalk.

For the first time in history, it has had 50% women as its astronauts in training.

The barriers are thus powerful — but not immutable.

World over, countless women have been steadily pushing these barriers.

This Women's Day we need to cross the barriers that exist in our minds.

We salute millions of women who move ahead in their journey...

....who believe no barrier is great enough to stop them.

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