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The ‘Global Count’ reaches 135 countries as polls continue in the global survey on gender equality

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The ‘Global Count’ today releases a first look at participation in one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to hear directly from women and people of diverse gender. people about the social, political, economic, cultural and economic barriers that stand in the way of their progress.

Since its launch on January 21, the ‘Global Count’ has reached 135 countries, including some of the most difficult to reach communities.

The highest voter turnout has been seen so far in Russia, where, in the 24 hours that followed Alexei Navalny’s protests last weekend, more than 2,000 women and people of diverse gender were counted.

Elsewhere, responses have been recorded on all continents, from Tanzania to Timor-Leste, South Sudan to San Morino and Hawaii to the Holy See. The top ten performing countries (as of February 18) include:

● Russian Federation
● Zambia
● United States of America
● Cameroon
● Switzerland
● Kenya
● Uganda
● Nigeria
● Botswana
● Zimbabwe

The ongoing project is the fifth annual mobilization event of the Women’s March Global, the leading women’s human rights organization formed in the wake of the protests that took place globally four years ago after the inauguration of Donald Trump.

These figures are released as the World March of Women prepares to organize around World Social Justice Day (February 20). Voting will continue until International Women’s Day. Several world-renowned gender rights activists will continue to lend their voice to the campaign.

The ‘Global Count’ directly addresses the paucity of data on women’s rights and the urgent need to better map the critical issues faced by women and people with gender diversity around the world. The results will put power back in the hands of grassroots movements to give life to the urgent demands they must make of governments, donors and the wider international development sector.

At the end of the survey, the ‘Global Count’ asks women to dream: “What will the progress of women’s human rights be like for you in 10 years?” One respondent writes:

“The future is bright. Women are more powerful than before. Little by little we are gaining our voices and soon we will be heard. In 10 years the world will accept us as a gender that belongs here to be seen, heard and respected. By then, human rights will be a common norm for all ”.

The ‘Global Count’ is a collaboration between some of the world’s most respected women’s rights organizations, including a newly formed Steering Committee: Cooperativa de Asistencia y

Relief Everywhere Inc.(CAREFUL), White Ribbon Alliance, CIVICUS, Girl Up, Global Fund for Women, Y Global office consulting, more than 40 grassroots organizations on every continent, and key supporters, including the Malala Fund. It is being distributed by Survey monkey Y Facebook.

Betsy Scolnik, Chairperson of the Board of Women’s March Global, said:

“We are very excited to have heard from women and people with gender diversity from more than 130 countries, and the data is increasing every day. Never before has a survey of this breadth and scope been conducted and the more people contact us, the stronger our evidence will be to support women and people with gender diversity around the world towards a more equitable and just future.

“By commemorating World Social Justice Day and looking at how we can create a more equitable future for all, the Global Count data can help us understand what women and people with gender diversity want and help direct funds and programs. to help do this. “

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