Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Women hit the hardest by global reccession

Women and girls have been hit the hardest by the global recession, according to child rights and development organisations.

"The world is failing girls and women," a report by Plan International and the Overseas Development Institute said.

A shrinking economy sent girls' infant mortality soaring, and more females were abused or starved, they said.This could erode gains made in recent years towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, they added.

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