March 8th is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day! It observes and brings awareness to the struggles of women for equality and empowerment across the world. Women work 2/3 of the world’s working hours and produce 1/2 of the world’s food, yet earn only 10 percent of the world’s income and own less than 1 percent of the world’s property in this day of age.
Concerning health, there are many global disparities and issues of concern. About 99% of maternal deaths are preventable, but every minute a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes. Worldwide, young women (15 – 24) are 1.6 times as likely as young men to be HIV positive. Every 14 seconds, another child becomes an orphan due to AIDS-related deaths.
Here are some maps online concerning women’s health across the World and the United States:
Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. firstname.lastname@example.org