Facts & Figures

Numbers never lie. The time to act is now.


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Studies show that increasing the share of household income controlled by women, changes spending in ways that benefit children.

In Southern Asia, only 74 girls were enrolled for every 100 boys in primary school in 1990. By 2012, the enrolment ratios were the same.

About two thirds of countries in the developing regions have achieved gender parity in primary education

Pneumonia killed an estimated 922,000 children under the age of five in 2015.

An estimated 18.7 million infants worldwide miss out on basic vaccines.

Children in sub-Saharan Africa are more than 15 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in developed regions.

Worldwide 780 million adults and 103 million young people (ages 15–24) are illiterate

In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 80 percent of young women have no secondary education, and one in three cannot read.

757 million adults still lack basic reading and writing skills. Two-thirds (63%) are women.

1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty and 22,000 children die each day due to poverty

About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day

836 million people still live in extreme poverty

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