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The World’s Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet

The World’s Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet : Overcoming Gender Equality is published by the Population Bureau, It contains global statistics relating to women’s health.

For example, in the section providing statistics from a range of several countries

  • Percent of Women and Men Who Agree That Wife Beating Is Acceptable
  • Household Decisions Made by Husbands Alone
  • Prevalence of Early Marriage Around the World
  • Births Assisted by a Skilled Provider, by Wealth Quintile

The demography/reproductive health table contains statistics by country in these areas

  • Female population by age (<15, 15-49, >49)
  • Percent of women ages 20-24 married by age 18
  • Lifetime births per women
  • Percent of women ages 15-19 giving birth in one year
  • Percent of married women using contraception
  • Percent of women giving birth by skilled personnel
  • Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, 2008
  • Lifetime chance of dying from maternal causes ( 1 in ___)
  • Abortion policy
  • Percent of Adults (Male and Female) ages 14-49 with HIV/AIDS, 2009

The education/work & family life table includes

  • literacy, primary school completion, and secondary school enrollment rates
  • economically active, nonfarm wage earner, and parliament member percentages

 

March 8 was International Women’s Day. The Bureau’s  International Women’s Day: 100 Years has some great links that are centainly not limited to any particular observance.

Download a Fact Sheet aboutThe World’s Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet (PDF: 508KB)

Download The World’s Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet (PowerPoint: 512KBDrawing on PRB’s The World’s Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet, this PowerPoint presentation is designed to bring attention to and present accurate data on fertility, contraceptive use, early marriage, gender-based violence, and more. The presentation includes data comparisons within and among countries, as well as trends. Notes are included.

Listen to an interview with Nafis Sadik, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Asia/Pacific and former Executive Director of UNFPA.

PRB Women’s Edition Journalists’ Stories, Features, and Photos on International Women’s Day from Malawi, Nigeria, and Pakistan



March 16, 2011 Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Health Statistics | , , , , | Leave a comment

UNFPA Launches New Online Database, Country Profiles to Track Progress in Maternal and Reproductive Health

From the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) news item

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recently launched MDG 5b+ Info, an online database system designed to track global progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other related indicators of maternal health at the country level. Adapted from the UN-endorsed DevInfo database system, MDG 5b+ Info compiles the latest relevant household survey data with international data and allows for easy generation of tables, graphs and maps for inclusion in presentations, reports and advocacy materials.

The MDG 5b+ Info database contains data on sexual and reproductive health indicators drawn from national Demographic and Health Surveys and other MDG indicators at the global, national and sub-national levels, where available. The MDG 5b+ Info database is published online by UNFPA at www.devinfo.info/mdg5b,  providing worldwide access to this important dataset. Policy makers and planners are encouraged to access the data to support evidence-based decision making on issues related to maternal and reproductive health.

November 20, 2010 Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Health News Items, Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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