"For most women around the world, the odds are stacked against us. Seventy percent of people living in extreme poverty worldwide are women. Poverty affects women the most and through them, their children. Two thirds of the world's illiterate adults are women, and only one percent of the world's women own land. In a world where women hold up half the sky by doing two thirds of the world's work, we receive only ten percent of the world's salaries. Melinda Gates was right in saying that poverty is sexist."
CSU Monterey Bay's Visual and Public Art Department is hosting a Visiting Artist Series with Filipina journalist Lila Ramos Shahani on March 17th from 6-8 pm. The free talk is part of the VPA Department's Songs for Women Living with War forum.
Lila Ramos Shahani is the Assistant Secretary of the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cabinet Cluster and Spokesperson for the Advocacy and Communications Group of the Inter-Agency Council against Human Trafficking for the Philippine Government.