Archive for July 16th, 2011


Afghanistan, The Worst Place To Be A Mother Or A Child

Human Wrongs Watch

In spite of U.S-led military invasion since 2001 to bring “enduring freedom” and democracy, about 50 women die in childbirth each day in Afghanistan; one in three is physically or sexually abused, and the average life expectancy of women is 44 year. 

In addition, more than 85 percent of Afghan women are illiterate, while 70 % of school-age girls do not attend school for various reasons–conservative parents, lack of security, or fear for their lives.

On top of that, 41 % of these child deaths occur among newborn babies in the first month of life.

Up to 99 percent of child and maternal deaths occur in developing countries. The lives of 250,000 women and 5.5 million children could be saved each year.

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