On Mother's Day Several Initiatives Highlight Women's Issues

    In time for for this weekend’s Mothers’ Day, Save the Children has released its annual Mothers’ Index, a look at how 160 countries - 43 developed and 117 developing - fare on indicators important to women, including health, nutrition, education and political participation, Barcelona Reporter reports.

    The study called “State of the World’s Mothers Report 2010” showed Norway at the top of the list while Afghanistan falls at the bottom. Australia, New Zealand, and the Scandinavian countries also fare well while scores for most African countries were among the lowest.

    The International Rescue Committee, meanwhile announced a campaign called ”Honor a Mother, Rescue Another.”

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