about one billion and 300 million people living in extreme poverty around the
world, 910 million are women. In other words,7 out of 10. This has been
revealed by the Spanish NGO Ayuda en Acción that, since 1981, is dedicated to
international cooperation to try to combat poverty through self-sustainable
development programmes and awareness campaigns among the most vulnerable. Thus
women who live in the poorest countries of the world, despite producing 70
percent of foodstuffs, do not possess even 2 percent of arable land. To
complete the picture, is poor access to education and the scourge of early
marriages and pregnancies (according to the NGO, there are more than 60 million
forced child brides). Meanwhile, every minute a woman dies during pregnancy or
childbirth due to avoidable complications. At the same time, the EU agency for
Fundamental Rights has published an investigation which revealed that the
countries where most violence against women is recorded are Scandinavians ones.
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