Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day: Women Are Dying Because of Denial of Human Rights


"Maternal deaths in developing countries are often the ultimate tragic outcome of the cumulative denial of women's human rights," noted the journal Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.  "Women are not dying because of untreatable diseases.  They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving."  Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn, page 116

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