Global girls facts
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Many girls worldwide are forced to leave school to look after the family, or compelled to engage in hazardous working environments, due to the poverty their families are facing. Around 240 million girls are currently living in poverty, surviving on less than US$2 a day.
In China, 39.2 million girls aged 10-19 are living below the US$2 a day threshold.
Source: UN Population Division 2008