BASELINE EVALUATION REPORT MFS II JOINT EVALUATIONS

BASELINE EVALUATION REPORT
 
 
 
BASELINE EVALUATION REPORT

To achieve MGDs 3, 4, and 6, focusing on women and engaging men is essential. Early marriages and resultant pregnancies coupled with the low socio-economic status of women put severe pressure on Pakistan’s health system. This, in turn, serves as a primary impediment to achieving MDG 5. Despite an increase in the age of marriage, 40% of all women in Pakistan were still married before the age of 18 in 2007. By the age of 19, 30% of the females were either pregnant or already mothers.

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