An estimated 28% of female-headed households were found to be “extremely poor” compared to 13.4% of male-headed households. Moreover, more than half of adults in extremely poor households are unemployed, more than 80% of these are women, 36 percent of children living in extremely poor households are chronically malnourished*.
Islamic Relief Iraq. (2011). Supporting Self Reliance among Vulnerable Iraqi Women – Nursery. [Online] Available: http://www.islamic-relief.me/