An Equal Start: Why gender equality matters for child survival and maternal health

This report demonstrates the impact of gender discrimination on child mortality and maternal health.

June 2011 0.00

Every day approximately 1,000 women die from complications during pregnancy or childbirth.

Unless the unequal status of women is tackled, efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality are likely to be undermined.

Failing to tackle gender discrimination is resulting in lives lost unnecessarily, wasting economic potential and slowing progress on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.

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