Facts About Women and Girls



70% of the world's poor are women.




Women do two-thirds of the world's work, receive less than 10 percent of the world's income, and own less than 1 percent of the world's property.

Canada's Coalition to End Global Poverty



Women with an eighth-grade education have half as many children as those with less schooling.

Deseret News



Each day, 25,000 girls are married before their 18th birthday. These girls are twice as likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth than those married in adulthood.

SIECUS and International Women's Health Coalition



1 in 4 victims of female genital mutilation will die as a result of the procedure.

Daily Telegraph UK



One woman dies in childbirth every minute in developing countries.

World Health Organization



95 percent of maternal deaths occur in Asia and Africa.

United Nations Population Fund



In the United States, a woman is assaulted -- usually by her husband -- every 15 seconds.

United Nations Population Fund



1 in 16 African women will die as a consequence of pregnancy.

United Nations Population Fund



1 in 4 women is abused during pregnancy.

United Nations Population Fund



70 percent of maternal deaths are caused by five easily preventable causes: hemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, high blood pressure, and obstructed labor.

World Health Organization



600 million women around the world cannot read, compared to 320 million men.

United Nations



1 in 5 women worldwide will be a victim of rape or attempted raped in her lifetime.

United Nations Population Fund



Gender-based violence kills and disables as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as cancer.

United Nations Population Fund



85 percent of domestic violence victims in the United States are women.

Amnesty International



Up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by their male partners.

World Health Organization