Girls Discovered

Global girls facts

Many girls worldwide are forced to leave school to look after the family, or compelled to engage in hazardous working environments, because of the poverty their families are facing. Around 240m girls are currently living in poverty, surviving on less than $2 a day.

In China, 39.2m girls aged 10-19 are living below the $2 a day threshold.

Source: UN Population Division 2008

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