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The notion of global womb is a metaphor for the largely invisible socioeconomic spaces inhabited by children in the Global South. Most information and knowledge about children is about the minority of relatively privileged children who grow up in the wealthier countries of the Northern hemisphere. Much less is known about children in the Global South, or what is also termed the developing world, even if nine in 10 children are likely to live there, often in very difficult circumstances. In the Global South, children also represent 45–60% of the population against less than 19% in the North. The result is that populations in the Global South are not only poor but also young and fast growing, while those in the Global North are comparatively ...

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