Dr. Jenny Dyer, one of our speakers, sent us an interesting article that we think is a great read.

“Women account for six out of ten of the world’s poorest and two-thirds of the illiterate, according to the UNDP. “Excessive female mortality” in the developing world, in the parlance of the International Monetary Fund, means some 3.9 million women and girls are “missing” annually: About two-fifths are never born, one-sixth die in early childhood and more than one-third die during their reproductive years.”

Read the entire article here