Nov 09 2015

Suffragette: Hope For Our Daughters

19 Days of Suffragette 6

The #19daysofsuffrage campaign continues with a message of Hope. This week marks an important day for US citizens, Veteran’s Day. It is a day where we honor those who have fought, died and are fighting in the military for the freedoms that we have and to ensure our freedoms remain. Veteran’s Day reminds every US citizen that we would not be where we are today without our Military Heroes. We thank them and their service, their sacrifices, and their strength.

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It is important to also note that our freedoms were also fought within our country; women throughout the years have fought for equal rights. Women have fought and suffered to show that they (we) are equal to men. We have come a long way, but we still have so far to go.

Read the following statements and decide whether you think these facts were true in 1915 or in 2015. Then watch the video, #HopeForOurDaughters Special Video, to find out if you were correct.

75 million girls are Child Laborers
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1915
2015
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Women make up 70% of the population living on less than a dollar a day
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1915
2015
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62 million girls don’t get to go to school
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1915
2015
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2 out of ever 3 people who can’t read or write are women
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1915
2015
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Child birth is the second leading cause of death with girls between ages 15 and 19
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1915
2015
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Every Day 39,000 girls are forced to marry before they turn 18
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1915
2015
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Women get paid less than men for the same work
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1915
2015

#HopeForOurDaughters Special Video

How many did you get right? Were you shocked to find out the truth? Even though we have come so far, the Fight is not over (#Fightsnotover). But there is Hope. Take this opportunity and share the image with the Hashtag #HopeForOurDaughters. For every post with that hashtage, Focus Features will donate $1.00 to Equality Now. Now that is worth a share!

hopeforourdaughters

Be sure to share your thoughts on what it means to be a woman in our Suffragette: The 19 Days of Suffrage Giveaway. You could win a beautiful Suffragette Promotional Pack featuring a tote bag, bracelet, journal and mini poster.

You can also download our free Suffragette Study guide to provide a little background information about the women’s movement for equality.

To all the Veterans out there, Thank you for your Service!

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