In recognition of the recent celebration of International Women's Day and the more than 6,000 representatives currently gathering in New York City this week for the UN's 2014 session of the Commission on the Status of Women, we recently published an op-ed by Susan on the InterAction blog: Six Ways Women Are Severely Affected By A Hidden Global Health Crisis.
The Commission representatives from NGOs, member states and the UN are discussing challenges and achievements toward implementing eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we approach the 2015 deadline.
In the op-ed, Susan introduces severe burns as a global health issue afflicting women and tells the story of Hasan, a young woman in India whose husband and brother-in-law set her on fire after a dispute over her dowry. Susan goes on to list a number of ways in which women in particular are severely impacted by burns.
We also created the graphic on the right to go along with the op-ed. Click the image to view and share it on Facebook!
Photo by John Urban