What is the Value of a Woman- Is it Less Than a Man?

Even in the U.S., according to a June 2015 article in truth-out.org, 300,000 American children are at risk of child sexual exploitation (most female) and 55% of girls living on the streets are engaged in sexual slavery.

In Cambodia, the garment industry has been rampant with abuse of women. Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen asking for improved coordination of different ministries for registration and monitoring of factories. Many women are forced into laboring in these jobs for little or no money under terrible conditions.

When it comes to wages, while not as horrific as the circumstances described above, American women still lag far behind men in their pay for doing the same jobs.

According to Catalyst, a leading non-profit organization working to expand opportunities for women and business, women earned on average $.78 to every $1.00 earned by men (captioned below).

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