By Tina Ndi
statistics on the oppression of women are horrific, but it has not always been like this and recent changes indicate that the future can be much better. But we have to struggle together to make it so. Globally 800 women die daily in child labour, most of them in the Global South. Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate is 8 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world. One Nigerian woman dies in childbirth every ten minutes. These deaths are clearly linked to poverty; the poorest mothers are 6.5 times more likely to die than those in the wealthiest eighth of the society. This is part of the real terror of poverty – we need to fight against it.
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