Making the SDGs Count for Girls and Women


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  • Girls and Women spend 90% of their earned income on their families , while men spend only 30-40. (UNAC, 2012)
  • Female farmers having the same access to resources as men = 150 million fewer hungry people (FAO, 2011)
  • If the need for modern contraception was met...
    • Reduce unintended pregnancies by 70% (Guttmacher, 2014)
    • Reduce unsafe abortions by 74% (Guttmacher, 2014)
    • Decrease maternal deaths by 25% (Guttmacher, unpublished)
  • Each additional year of secondary schooling = 15 – 25% increase in a girls potential earning (UNICEF, 2011)
  • Sanitation would make 1.215 billion women’s lives safer and healthier (WaterAid, 2013)
 
 
 

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