As a metrics-loving global health organization, we were excited to see all the great data compiled in the report, from improving maternal mortality rates to education statistics. Civil registration and vital statistics CRVS is the system by which countries record events such as births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Many developing countries lack effective protocols for issuing birth certificates; in fact, about million children worldwide have not had their births registered, making them more susceptible to trafficking, underage marriage widespread disenfranchisement from owning property, voting and other civil rights. While the global health community has become better about collecting the rates of maternal morbidity i. Accurate rates and more in-depth data would allow global health leaders to fund more evidence-based policy and programs. In addition, while we know that violence against women affects one in three women globally , more detailed data is lacking. But women are not limited to the risks from pregnancy and partners.
Stop going on about the 'thigh gap', and please stop photoshopping it in
Thigh gap - Wikipedia
To start us off, we need to understand what a thigh gap is. Women nowadays are dying to have a thigh gap because it has become the norm. They think that famous models have a gap because they are skinny but that is not true. A thigh gap in vagina is a result of bone structure and muscles. You either have a gap, or you do not have one. No fitness or shaping procedure will help on this. You might lose some weight by exercising, but you cannot change the structure of your thigh bones the same way you cannot modify the size of your feet.
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A thigh gap is a space between the inner thighs of some people when standing upright with feet touching. Beginning around , the thigh gap had become an aspect of physical attractiveness in the Western world and has been associated with fragility and femininity , although it is also seen as desirable by some men as a sign of fitness. The idea of the thigh gap received widespread news coverage in December after the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show  which featured several models with thin thighs.
Today is International Day of the Girl. Not only are girls today our daughters, sisters, and nieces, they are our leaders of tomorrow. They are our pipeline. When we think about challenges such as the gender pay gap , lack of gender diversity in executive positions, or the gross underrepresentation of women in tech , we can't think about sustainable solutions without considering girls.