PLU Women's Center
Why a Women's Center?
Because: Worldwide women receive 30-40% less pay on average for the same work as men.
Because: 3 to 4 million women are battered each year; and 60% of homeless women are homeless due to domestic violence.
Because: Men outnumber women 8-1 in professions that pay from $40,000 to $100,000.
Because: 1 out of 5 women are sexually abused.
Because: 75% of retirees living below the poverty line are women.
Because: Women hold less than 20% of managerial, administrative, and manufacturing jobs worldwide.
Because: Women make up 1/2 the world’s population, perform 2/3 of the world’s work, receive less than 1/10 of its income, and own less than 1/100 of the world’s property.
Because: We are here to help level the playing field!