GLOBAL STATISTICS

  • Women and girls are more likely to live in poverty than their male counterparts.
  • Globally, women earn 24% less than men. They are also more likely to be unemployed, underemployed, or excluded from the workforce than their male counterparts.
  • In developing countries, a woman is 14 times more likely to die from childbirth than in the developed world.
  • 800 women die each day from pregnancy or pregnancy-related complications which have been mostly eliminated in developed countries (2013)
  • 12% of married or partnered women who wanted to avoid pregnancy did not have access to birth control and related health care services. (2015)29

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