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Feb 07
2019

Women and Girls

Economic inequality. Women and girls are still more likely to live in poverty than their male counterparts. This is true in 54 percent of countries that track data. Globally, women still earn 24 percent less than men, and are more likely to be unemployed, underemployed, or excluded from the workforce than their male counterparts. Childbirth […]

Feb 07
2019

Hunger and Nutrition

The vast majority of the world’s chronically hungry and undernourished population live in the developing world: 780 million people, or almost 96 percent. In turn, the Caribbean, Oceania, Southern Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa are home to the majority of these, with, 281 million hungry people living in Southern Asia alone. In sub-Saharan Africa, 23 percent […]

Feb 07
2019

Water and Sanitation

People living in extreme poverty are disproportionately afflicted by these deprivations. About 16 percent of the world’s rural population does not have access to safe drinking water supplies, as opposed to only four percent of the world’s urban population. And while 18 percent of those in urban areas lack safe sanitation facilities, in rural areas […]