Study Reviewing Changes In Women's Lives Over Ten Years Released
Friday, November 17, 2006 12:53 PM

17 November 2006.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released its report, “Women's Lives and Experiences: Changes in the Past Ten Years”.  The report analyzes data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program and addresses women’s issues including education, relationships, childbearing experiences, childbearing choices, health status, HIV/AIDS and other STIs, access to health care, and home life. 

For this report, women from 54 developing countries around the world were surveyed.  The report contains comparisons where available from prior surveys done in the countries.  With this, it tracks the progress made in the countries, current trends, and offers suggestions for what still needs to be done in the future.

For the complete text of the report, click here.