OF 774 MILLION ILLITERATE ADULTS WORLDWIDE
TWO THIRDS ARE WOMEN
AN EDUCATED WOMAN
HAS FEWER AND HEALTHIER BABIES
WOMEN PRODUCE 50% OF THE WORLD’S FOOD
YET ONLY OWN 1% OF THE FARMLAND
WOMEN REPRESENT LESS THAN 18% OF ALL LEGISLATORS
EVERY 90 SECONDS
A WOMAN DIES IN CHILDBIRTH
OVER 1,000,000 GIRLS ARE TRAFFICKED EACH YEAR
IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
ONE IN SEVEN GIRLS GETS MARRIED BEFORE HER 15TH BIRTHDAY
ONE IN THREE WOMEN
HAS BEEN BEATEN OR SEXUALLY ABUSED
Stirring the Fire, an exhibition of photography by Phil Borges sheds light on gender issues worldwide. The photographs featured in the exhibition depict the stories and lives of women across the world, highlighting the common themes among the very different environments in which they live. Stirring the Fire is sponsored by World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture. The exhibition opens in conjunction with the magazine’s 2013 Puterbaugh Festival, April 9 through 12. The exhibition opens to the public Saturday, April 13. Learn about all the events here.
Stirring the Fire traveled to Vietnam in December to document borrowers who receive microloans from joinFITE. Read all about it here on our blog!