On the eve on International Women’s Day a new report from the World Bank was released, measuring gender equality across the globe. The study found that only six countries, Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg and Sweden, give men and women equal rights – an upgrade from zero a decade ago.
The index measured how each country’s laws affect women – from paid maternal leave to protecting women against sexual assault in the workplace.
While much of the world saw improvements, the United State did not. The U.S. scored 83.75 percent, the same score it received a decade ago.
Let that sink in. Nothing has been done legally in the U.S. to improve equality for women in ten years.
Fortunately, I believe this decade will change everything for women. Over the last two years, our country has seen first-hand the immense power of women coming together. We’ve been forced by women to confront the many ways our nation has failed women. With a single article, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey exposed Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual abuse and harassment. Following their work, thousands of brave women came forward, sharing their stories, exposing the men that had abused them.
Women came together to shed light on an ugly and dangerous culture that exists in the workforce, in sports, at high school parties, and in every dimly lit corner of our country.
And we didn’t stop there, we went on to elect a record 127 women to congress. 127 law makers. In just over a year, women galvanized to change the fabric of our country history.
Imagine what would happen if we channeled this power into every aspect of our lives? The possibilities would be endless.
Join me in supporting women from the ground up, at every stage in their journey, through The F Project. We have the power to change the score once and for all.
In gratitude for each of you here today and all those that have supported the journey,
Founder, The F Project