Hey All! You know me, or you don't, my name is Aja Sherlock and I'm a VIDEA intern in Zambia who is part of Team Gender. I'm participating in my first Global Solidarity Challenge to raise awareness about world-wide gender inequality. My team and I are engaging in a week of a solidarity challenge of our choosing, and raising money for VIDEA, the organization we represent. Thank you for visiting my page. I am happy to be participating in this worthy fundraising cause.
And as for my challenge!! My roomate and colleague are doing the same one, double the solidarity. In her eloquent words:
My challenge- highlighting the gender pay gap and poverty faced by the majority of women worldwide.
In the spirit of solidarity I will be living on 72% of 1.90 USD/ Day...
Why these numbers you may ask... the international standard for extreme poverty is those who live on less than 1.90USD/day. To boot, in CANADA women earn on average 72% of what men earn..