Girl facts: sources
Source: UNESCO - UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation
Source: Bruce, J. and S. Clark (2004), “The Implications of Early Marriage for HIV/AIDS Policy”, Brief based on backgroundpaper prepared for the WHO/UNFPA/Population Council Technical Consultation on Married Adolescents New York
Source: Plan’s ‘Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls’ Education, 2011
Source: UNICEF (2011), “The State of the World’s Children 2011, Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity”, New York: UNICEF Population Council.
Source: The Elders (2010), “Child Marriage”.. Accessed 24 May 2011.
Source: According to the World Health Organization based on estimates by Andrews, G., et al. 2004. “Child Sexual Abuse,” Chapter 23 in Ezzati, M., et al. 2004. Comparative Quantification of Health Risks: Global and Regional Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Major Risk Factors. Vol. 2. WHO, Geneva: 1851-1940 and data of the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for population under 18 years. See WHO. 2006. Global Estimates of Health Consequences due to Violence against Children. Background paper for the United Nations Study on Violence against Children. WHO, Geneva, cited in General Assembly. 2006. Report of the Independent Expert for the United Nations Study on Violence against Children.
Source: Psacharopoulous, G. et al. “Returns to Investment in Education: A further Update. Policy Research Working Paper 2881 (Washington, DC: World Bank 2002).
Source: Herz, B. And Sperling G. (2004). What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World. Council on Foreign Relations: New York
Source: Plan International (2008) 'Paying the Price, the economic cost of failing to educate girls.
1 in 7 marries before they reach the age of 15 years old.