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Правильная диета для гендерного равенства

КОПЕНГАГЕН – На протяжении последнего столетия битва за равенство для женщин и девочек велась в школьных классах, на избирательных участках, в залах заседаний советов директоров компаний из списка Fortune 500. Но чтобы навсегда покончить с гендерным неравенством, мы должны прекратить игнорировать одну из самых главных его причин (и следствий) – недостаточное питание.

На сегодня 1,6 миллиардов человек во всем мире страдают от анемии – заболевания, которое связано с дефицитом железа и которое является одним из симптомов глобального кризиса питания. Жертвами этого кризиса в неравной степени становятся женщины: они страдают от анемии в два раза чаще, чем мужчины. Почти каждая третья женщина и девочка в мире больна анемией, что увеличивает материнскую смертность на 20%.

В 2012 году Всемирная ассамблея здравоохранения поставила цель сократить уровень заболеваемости анемией на 50% к 2025 году. Однако при сохранении нынешних темпов эта цель будет достигнута не ранее 2144 года. Несмотря на все завоёванные с большим трудом права для женщин, мы на целое столетие отстаём от графика в решении проблемы, которая является ключом к их здоровью и успешному развитию (а также их детей).

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