10% of the world population lives with some form of physical or cognitive disability.
250 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 years work. Of that total, 120 million children work for a living.
Around the planet, there are 160 million children suffering from extreme malnourishment.
More than 1.3 billion people are paid less than a dollar a day.
Females represent 70% of the population living in extreme poverty.
More than 35,000 die each day from reasons associated with poverty.
Females living in poverty are in more danger to die under the age of 5 than boys.
There are 50,000 children living on the streets in Australia.
The most common form of violence is directed at females, predominantly in a domestic situation.
So, all you have to do is translate them and you'll be ready to see if you're as smart as a 6th grader in their first year in a french immersion class.
ps....great discussions on these facts btw. As I struggled to translate the french sheet into english in order to blog it, my son walked away with Naomi Klein's No Logo cracked open, barking out more stats with an incredulous tone in his voice. Time to learn about sweatshops and how they're linked to the products people covet. He's hooked! New awareness can be quite a motivating shocker can't it?! His qualities of innocence combined with new knowledge of what is SO VERY WRONG in this world holds the power to make changes.....
Oh, and the picture above? His beautiful face visits my thoughts every single day as I wonder if he's having a loving one or not. Normally they are not, and he deserves better than that from us all.