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ARE WE EQUALS?

Please watch this video below starring Daniel Graig and complete the transcript with the missing facts and figures. Answers at the bottom. Here we can see James Bond’s femenine side. He teams up with Judi Dench (M) to highlight the need for gender equality. Happy International Women’s Day! (a bit late, sorry)

We’re equals, aren’t we 007? Yet it is (1) … and a man is still likely to earn more money than a woman, even one doing the same job. You have a further chance of entering political office or becoming a company director. As a man you are less likely to be judged for promiscuous behaviour, which is just as well, frankly. And hardly any chance of falling victim to sexual assault.  And unlike the (2) … women in the UK who lose their jobs annually due to pregnancy, there would be virtually no risk to your career if you chose to become a parent … or became one accidentally. For someone with such a fondness for women, I wonder if you have ever considered what it might be like to be one? The world has changed, but the numbers remain stuck against us. Women are responsible for (3) … of the work done worldwide, yet earn any (4) … of the total income and own (5) … of the property. It’s not just about money and power. Every year (6) … million girls are deprived of even a basic education and a staggering (7) … million are sexually assaulted on their way to school. We are afraid to walk the streets at night, yet some of us are even more afraid to return to our own homes. At least (8) … are victims of domestic violence. And every week, (9) … women in the UK are killed by a current or former partner. So are we equals? Until the answer is yes we must never stop asking.
Key:
(1) 2011 (2) 30,000 (3) 2/3 (4) 10% (5) 1% (6) 70 (7) 60 (8) 1 in 4 (9) 2

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