If we closed the gender pay gap.....

......3.1 working women and their families would be lifted out of poverty!

For the 15.3 million single women—divorced, widowed, separated, and never married women living on their own—equal pay would mean a significant drop in poverty rates from 10.8 percent to 4.4 percent.

Approximately 25.8 million children would benefit from the increased earnings of their mothers if they received equal pay.

The number of children with working mothers living in poverty would be nearly cut in half, dropping from 5.6 million to 3.1 million. (https://iwpr.org/publications/impact-equal-pay-poverty-economy/

April 10 is Equal Pay Day. That means women had to work all of 2017 and until this day in 2018 to catch up with what men earned in 2017 alone. 

One organization you can support with your MySharety celebration is Adult Learning and Empowerment Fund (ALEF). Through learning, they want to empower people living in povery to change their situation from the grass rots. Two thirds of them are women and girls. Read more about their work here.  

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