Adolescents and Young People



  • Half of the world’s population today - over 3.5 billion people - is under 30, mostly living in developing countries (EuroMonitor, 2012)
  • More than 39,000 girls under 18 are married each day (WHO, 2013)
  • Pregnancy and childbirth-related complications are one of the leading causes of death among girls 15-19 (WHO, 2012)
  • Young women make up more than 60% of all young people living with HIV, or 72% in sub-Saharan Africa (UNICEF, 2011)
  • In some countries, nearly half of girls report that their first sexual encounter was coerced (IPPF, 2013)

What is Women Deliver?



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