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Backing the girl child

Today marks the¬†International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations-led initiative supporting the more than 1.1 billion girls worldwide. Girls have the potential to be a powerful force for shaping a sustainable world. The Day aims to highlight the fact too many girls around the world have their potential and dreams thwarted by violence, discrimination and inequality. Some of the major issues facing girls all over the world: One in 3 girls in developing countries (except China) are married before turning 18 Poor girls are 2.5 times more likely to marry in childhood than wealthy girls Child marriage usually…

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