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A Matter of Magnitude: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Women and Children in South Asia

1 in 5 of South Asia’s population was exposed to hunger and malnutrition, even before the food, fuel and financial crises struck in 2008. The hardship has fallen most heavily upon women and children, people living in poverty, and the socially marginalized. A Matter of Magnitude looks at how women and children in South Asia have been affected.



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