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News / YEA organise street action to mark 8 March International Women’s day
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Young European Ambassadors across Western Balkans decided to join the #IWD2023 campaign and #EmbraceEquity. Young European Ambassadors organized flash mobs and talked with citizens in the street about women’s position, rights, and status in their societies across the region.
Here is what we found out:
-Women’s employment in the WB6 is only 45% for women, compared to 65% for men.
-GDP of WB entities could be 20% higher if women were to participate in the labour market at the same level as men.
-The average percentage of women MPs in the WB is 33%, and 27% of Ministers.
-Only 12.4% of women graduates prefer STEM disciplines, as opposed to 49.8% of men.
-Only 48% of women in WB use the internet, compared to 58% of men.”
The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme aims to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
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