Girl facts: sources
Source: UNESCO - UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation
Source: UNICEF, Ending Child Marriage: Progress and prospects, 2014
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: UNFPA, Marrying Too Young: End Child Marriage, 2012
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.
The leading cause of death for young women aged 15-19 in developing countries is pregnancy.