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Women and Poverty

HUMANITY Women & OWERING Poverty THE BEJING FOR ACTION TURNS 20 EMPOWERING A GLOBAL OVERVIEW PEOPLE LIVING ON LESS THAN $1.25 A DAY 1.2 billion %3D (IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES) 700 million fewer than 1990 Top five countries with the largest share of the world's extreme poor 01 02 China India 12.8% 32.9% 03 Nigeria 8.9% Bangladesh 5.3% Democratic 04 Republic of Congo 4.6% 05 Remaining countries 06 35.5% *Global poverty numbers are based on latest available data from 2010. A SNAPSHOT OF JUST SOME OF THE (MANY) GENDER GAPS LIFE EXPECTANCY (on average for women) FINANCE High-Income %24 Low-Income Countries Countries 82 yrs 63.1 yrs More than 1.3 billion women don't have an account at a formal financial institution Difference = Almost 19 years This includes banks, cooperatives, credit unions, post offices, or microfinance institutions. EDUCATION * INTERNET Rural primary 2x school-aged children are compared to their urban as likely counterparts Two-thirds of the world's population do not have regular access to be out of school to the Internet In developing countries, Only women are 23 of poor, rural girls complete their primary education in sub-Saharan Africa SCHOOL 23 % less likely than men to be online HUMANITY, #Beijing20 MPOWERING A 8+ @UN_Women /unwomen THE BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION TURNS 20 EMPOWERING Sources Definitions, research and detailed description of research methodology for data cited can be found in the sources below. UN WOMEN EE The Millennium Development Goals Report, United Nations, 2014; World Health Statistics, WHO, 2014; Doubling Digital Opportunities, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, ITU, UNESCO, 2013; Women and the Web, Intel Corporation, 2012; The Global Findex Database: Women and Financial Inclusion, The World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013. Credits Vector icons: Flaticon; Freepik PICTURE IT! **** wPICTURE IT! WOMEN ,

Women and Poverty

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