Improving women’s health and economic rights improves societies

This US AID infographic demonstrates the importance of improving women’s education, economic contribution, political power and health in developing countries through international assistance programs.

Text reads:

A woman multiplies the impact of an investment made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her, creating a better life for her family and building a strong community.

  • 99% of maternal deaths each year occur in the developing world.
  • Adequate health care, a skilled birth attendant and emergency care help prevent maternal deaths. 
  • 1 in 5 girls in developing countries who enrol in primary school never finish.   
  • Girls who stay in school for seven or more years, marry four years later and have two fewer children.
  • Women make up nearly % 52% of the global total of people living with HIV…
  • Current approaches to preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission are 98% effective.
  • 43% of the agriculture labour force. However, women are less likely to own land, and own fewer amounts of land when they do.
  • When women have the same amount of land as men, there is over a 10% increase in crop yields.
  • Women comprise only 18.9% of the world’s legislators.
  • Countries where women’s share of seats in political bodies is greater than 30% are more inclusive, egalitarian, and democratic.

Via: US Aid.

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