One year of the world’s military spending equals 700 years of the U.N. budget and equals 2,928 years of the U.N. budget allocated for women.

Zainab Salbi

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“Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace.” TEDGlobal 2010. Jul. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace." TEDGlobal 2010. Jul. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: In this quote, Iraqi-born founder of Women for Women International presents a simple fact: collectively, the world spends 700 times as much money on the military in a year as the United Nations spends in a year, period, and we spend almost 3,000 times as much money on the military as the U.N. spends on women in a year. This speaks to the heavy prioritization governments place on militarization and war -- and the lack of emphasis placed on women. The quote is from Salbi's 2010 TED Talk about the effects of war on women. Watch the full TED Talk here: Zainab Salbi - Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace
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