Last week Bono spoke at the California Women’s Conference, and he passed along some of these stats about women in Africa:
- Nearly two-thirds of adults with HIV in Africa are women. Young women (age 15 to 24) in South Africa accounted for around 90% of new HIV infections in 2007.
- In Africa, the likelihood of a woman dying in childbirth is 1 in 20 (compared to 1 in 2,800 in the US).
- Although up to 80% of farmers in the developing world are women, they own less than 15% of land worldwide.