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• 66 million girls are out of school globally.
• 80% of all human trafficking victims are girls.
•There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school.
• 75% of AIDS cases in Sub-Saharan Africa- the region hardest hit by the disease- are women and girls.
• In one year, an estimated 150 million girls are victims of sexual violence.
• 50% of all sexual assaults in the world are on girls under 15.
• 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year; 38 thousand today; 13 girls in the last 30 seconds.
• The number one cause of death for girls 15-19 is childbirth.
• Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children.
• A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.
• School is not free in over 50 countries. Some countries pay for report cards and test forms.
• A girl born on earth has a 1 in 4 chance of being born into poverty.
• A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.
• Women operate the majority of small farms and business in the developing world.
• If India enrolled 1% more girls in secondary school, their GDP would rise by 5.5 billion.
• There are 600 million girls in the developing world.