It's April Fool's Day... and it's no laughing matter
Published 1 April 2017
Whilst the world is busy making up silly fake stories today, WE want to draw attention to some real facts that are anything but a joke.
Our stats about gender inequality are so shocking that they sound unbelievable.
8 million UK women will be victims of domestic abuse in their lifetime #NotAnAprilFools
There are twice as many men named John who are CEO’s than there are women CEO’s #NotAnAprilFools
33% of 5 year old girls want to be thinner #NotAnAprilFools
For every £1 men earn, women earn 81p #NotAnAprilFools
24 million UK women have faced sexism at work #NotAnAprilFools
Last year, 5,700 new cases of genital mutilation were reported in the UK #NotAnAprilFools
But they're all true.
We’d like you to tweet one of the many unbelievable truths about gender inequality in the UK, using the hashtag #NotAnAprilFools.
You can use one of ours or, if you have a different fact that really means something to you, please tweet that.
Help us make a serious point this April 1st by joining in our #NotAnAprilFools.
And if you think it's a joke that men still outnumber women at all levels of politics, please donate to our crowdfunder to get women in the race.
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