|Sweater – made by my Babcia; Infinity scarf/hood – Smart Set; Shorts – Ruche; Tights – H&M; Boots – Feet First.|
Continuing with the Toronto Star’s focus on childbirth around the world, today we talk about Afghanistan. I was reading the article when this sentence struck me like baseball bat to the back of the heart, “In this benighted nation, a woman dies in childbirth every 29 minutes.” This country has the world’s highest maternal mortality rate.
Then right on the heels of that came this: One out of every five children dies before its fifth birthday. The maternal mortality rate is 10 times higher than the number of civilians killed in conflict annually.” This is just the cusp of the harsh and cruel reality that faces women there everyday. During this week of Thanksgiving for our friends south of the border, I join them in giving thanks that I live in such a privileged place.