Special Service and Features
DO YOU KNOW
· By the close of 2011, the global population would have reached 7 Billion. (That’s more than double the number of people living just 50 years ago.) About half of them are women and girls.
· 1.2 Billion people are living in poverty
70% of them are women and children.
· Over 1 Billion Adults are illiterate
66% of them being women.
· 27 Million are refugees
80% of them are women and children.
1 Billion of us go hungry
2 Billion of us are surviving on less than $ 1 per day.
1 Billion of us don’t have access to clean water
More than 1 Thousand women die in pregnancy or during childbirth.
A single person can…
Ø ..teach a child to read
Ø ..plant a tree
Ø ..visit a senior citizen
Ø ..find a cure
Ø ..stand up for others
Ø ..make someone smile
*July 11 is World Population Day
**Source : United Nations