Child Mortality – Levels & Trends – Report 2018

Key Findings:  ·         The remarkable progress in improving child survival since 1990. ·         In 2017, 5.5 million children under five years old died (15,000 every day) compared to 12.6 million in 1990 (34,000 every day) ·         Globally, under five mortality rate dropped to 39 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017 from 93 in 1990 […]

2018 Around the World – Some Examples of Strides Made By/For Women

2018 has been a year, hasn’t it? Between the Kavanaugh hearings, the Parkland shooting, the California fires, and a bizarre Tide pod-eating craze, no one would blame you if you wanted to wipe this past year from your memory. But 2018 wasn’t all bad — some genuinely positive things took place, particularly in the sphere […]

Cross-Cultural Study on Young Women’s Attitudes on Body Image, Thinness – Impact of Media: ITALY – USA – ENGLAND – AUSTRALIA

For women, the preference for thinness is pervasive across the Western world. But a new descriptive study found variability in how women in four different countries internalize messages about what their body should look like from the media, peers and family. “The bad news is that, across all of these cultures, the women reported high […]