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Pregnancy and childbirth are the #1 killers of girls aged 15-19 worldwide — but as this infographic from The Girl Effect shows, investing just $17 in family planning (as in gynecological and prenatal care for pregnant women) and contraceptives can empower not only individual girls, but their entire communities.
Two of my favorite powerful women!
Aesha tells a personal story of her abuse and mutilation in hopes to inspire women worldwide. After she fled from her abusive family, they captured her and as punishment cut off her nose, leaving her to die in the Afghan mountains. Sadly her suffering is not unique to the area, however, her account inspires us all. As Aesha says, “I want to tell all women who are suffering abuse to be strong. Never give up and don’t lose hope.”