Life expectancy is 45 years for women in Somalia (WHO).
6.7 – Number of children born per woman in Somalia. (WHO) The numbers are higher in rural areas, than in urban areas.
27% – Percentage of Somali women who are literate. (UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women – 2008.) The illiteracy rate for Somali women is twice as high as the rate for men.
54% – Percentage of Somali women who take part in the labor force. (UN Data – 2008)
6.1% – Percentage of seats held by women in the national parliament of Somalia. (UN Data – 2009)
About 50% – Approximate percentage of Somali women that suffer from anemia. (Source: FSNAU – 2010)
1 in 14 – Lifetime risk of dying in childbirth. (Source: Unicef – 2008)
9% – Percentage of births by Somali mothers that took place in a health care facility. (Source: Unicef – 2005 – 2009)
32% – Percentage of pregnant Somali women who received ante-natal care. (WHO – 2006)
16% – Percentage of pregnant and lactating Somali women who are either malnourished, or at risk of being malnourished. (FSNAU)