March 10, 2011

A Week for Women

This is a big week for women.  Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.   Every 9-1/2 minutes an American is infected with HIV.  We don't hear as much about HIV prevention these days but the threat lives on.

You can help spread the word and Rock the Red Pump. Please check out the website, sign up, promote HIV protection on your blog, Twitter or Facebook and encourage those you care about to be safe.

Also this week, the 10th anniversary of International Women's Day.  This year's theme:  Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.  

Why even have a women's day, you might ask?  Aren't women equal by now?  One fact that stood out for me in this video: 

 "Women are responsible for 2/3 of the work done worldwide 
yet own only 10% of the total income and only 1% of the property."

Please watch this video, below, to see Daniel Craig in drag to learn more eye-opening statistics: 

We still have a long way to go.  This week and every week, promote equality and safety for women.

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