International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Hear about some of the women artisans that have worked closely with Minga. Fair trade has helped empower these women to support their families through tough economic times, put their children through school, pay bills, build homes for their families, and keep cultural traditions alive through their craft!
Did You Know…
The two highest IQ scores in recorded history belong to women. (Rothwell, Kate. “50 Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month.” Gender Across Borders. March 7, 2011. Accessed: August 1, 2017.)
Because of the high production of estrogen during puberty, girls’ brains generally mature two years earlier than boys’. (Brizendine, Louann. The Female Brain. New York: Broadway Books. 2006.)
Over 200 women have run for President of the United States.
Vassilyev and his first wife hold the record for the most children a couple has parented. She gave birth to a total of 69 children – sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets – between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 birth. (“The gentleman’s magazine, and historical chronicle”. The Gentleman’s Magazine. 53: 753. 1783.)