For IWD, we celebrate the contributions of women around the world. But we also need to recognize how women and girls struggle, particularly during conflict. This post by the UN Foundation is insightful.
Conflict disproportionately harms girls and women.
This is true across the globe. In Yemen, a woman dies in childbirth every two hours. In South Sudan, more than 65% of women have experienced sexual or physical violence — double the global average. More than 40% of girls in Nigeria are married before the age of 18. Each of these statistics directly relates to ongoing violence in those countries.
Against the backdrop of yet another conflict — this time in Ukraine — the world is facing a devastating reality: Girls and women are particularly vulnerable during wartime.
Read more here.