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Because I am a Girl: Girls in the global economy 2009

Because I am a girl 2009 report coverAuthor: Plan
File size: 4.4 mb (full report)
Number of pages: 154 pages (full report)
Published: 2009

‘Because I am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2009’ is the third in a series of annual reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout their childhood, adolescence and as young women.

Focusing on girls in the global economy, the report warns that failing to send girls to school is costing the world’s poorest countries billions of pounds each year. No education means girls are confined to dangerous, unskilled work - neglecting their earning potential and slowing a country’s recovery from the current financial crisis.

The global economic downturn also means girls in the developing world are the first to lose their jobs, may end up in the sex trade and are more likely to die young.

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