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Women and economics, an online exhibit

October 27, 2009

A new exhibit called Economica: Women and the Global Economy is offering up an online look at how half the world’s population is making it through the current economic turbulence, in which, it says, women are “uniquely impacted”.

Presented by the web-based International Museum of Women, it consists of a series of slide shows looking at issues ranging from the impact of the U.S. mortgage crisis on families to survivng in Egyot with a shortage of bread to Middle East businesswomen redefining roles.

It also looks at credit for women in Latin America, growing debt in India and “Womb Economics”, which questions whether women are paying for China’s economic prosperity with policies that encourage abortion.

Why is the economy a women’s issue, the organisers ask?

  • Women make up 70% of the world’s population living in extreme poverty.
  • Women own only 1% of the world’s land.
  • Women are also the fastest growing group of the world’s entrepreneurs and professionals, making up 53% of the world’s current university students.

You can find the exhibit here.

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