Women’s Rights – The Facts

Awareness is Key

70% of the world’s poor are female, according to the United Nations

Two out of three illiterate adults are women. (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2005)

Less than 2% of titled land in the developing world is owned by women. (International Finance Corporation… Gender Equal Land Laws)

Half a million women a year die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. (UNICEF, 2008)

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