The UN Population Fund, UNFPA said economic inequalities afflicting much of the world today were reinforced by many other forms of inequalities, including inequality in sexual and reproductive health.
The Executive Director, UNFPA, Natalia Kanem, made this known in a statement in Abuja, on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, being observed on March 8th.
The Executive Director therefore urged stakeholders to renew commitment towards addressing many forms of inequalities that hold women back.
The UNFPA boss said over 200 million women, many of them poor and living in rural and remote parts of the world, lacked access to voluntary family planning methods.
She added that more than 800 pregnant women, many in fragile socio-economic situations die each day from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.