PRB Region Feed: Middle East/Regions/MiddleEast.aspxIran's Demographic Dividend and the Implications of the Nuclear DealThis article by Farzaneh Roudi, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at PRB, was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 12/04/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/iran-demographic-dividend.aspxcf1e8c3c-ea19-4cd2-9ef2-8f8d8fb49e57Can a Nuclear Deal Help Iran's Young Labor Force?This article by PRB's Farzaneh Roudi was published in the Wilson Center Middle East Program's Viewpoints series.06/05/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/iran-laborforce-wilson-center.aspx12a1e842-2bb5-426d-b9fa-aacdaf652a10Fertility Declining in the Middle East and North AfricaPopulation growth of the mainly Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa has been slowed by fertility declines in some of the region's largest countries.01/24/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/menafertilitydecline.aspxdd5df64a-67bd-419b-a0b4-3d75ffe85ae2After Years of Silence, Women Living With HIV in the Middle East Speak Out MENA-Rosa is a new initiative in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region to help women living with HIV connect with one another, and to raise awareness of their needs among decisionmakers.07/23/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/mena-women-hiv.aspxd73fb32e-548d-430c-88f2-790cf17577bdAre Imams in Egypt Prepared to Help Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS?Muslim religious leaders in Egypt—known as imams—appear to know more than the average Egyptian man about HIV/AIDS and its modes of transmission; but there are major gaps in imams' knowledge about the disease, and their attitudes are not favorable toward people living with HIV. 05/04/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/imams.aspxce727683-6a31-41b0-b837-2b0833ca0c29Age Structure Has Changed Differently Across Regions Between 1970 and 2014Today, the share of global population under age 20 has dropped to about 35 percent, the population between ages 20 and 64 represent 58 percent, and ages 65 and older represent 7 percent.10/16/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-pyramids.aspxe1aa4c9e-9e98-421d-934c-0cbc30e2f6c7Countries Vary in Progress Toward Reducing Still-High Maternal MortalityGlobally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 380 deaths to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-maternal-mortality.aspxd962b3e1-4d00-448a-aacb-7785385026c5Extreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many CountriesGlobally, 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day, and disproportionately large numbers of them live in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-extreme-poverty.aspxd8d151fd-0716-4f26-8d17-cc58c3996cf0Child Mortality Rates Decline Steadily Across Much of the WorldAcross the globe, many countries have made significant progress in reducing child mortality.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-child-mortality.aspx990222c4-c69c-4c0b-8852-8f966afaed5216 Days of Activism Against Gender ViolenceThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that symbolically links violence against women and human rights, and emphasizes that such violence is a human rights violation. 11/26/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/16days-gbv-2012.aspx69c7dc59-7ac6-4eca-a3e2-870151b0d17b