Key Facts

  • On average, women globally live six to eight years longer than men.
  • In 2007, women's life expectancy at birth was more than 80 years in 35 countries, but only 54 years in the WHO African Region. 
  • Girls are far more likely than boys to suffer sexual abuse. 
  • Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in high- and middle-income countries.
  • Essentially all (99%) of the half-a-million maternal deaths every year occur in developing countries. 
  • Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer among women aged 20-59 in high-income countries. 
  • Globally, cardiovascular disease, often thought to be a "male" problem, is the leading killer of women.


Prayer Corner

  • General Conference Annual Council
  • Women and Health
  • Government decisions that affect women globally


  • October: National Breast cancer Awareness Month & National Domestic Violence Month
  • October 1: Devotional Book Deadline
  • October 31: Scholarship Applications deadline