Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Thursday, October 24, 2013

International Day of the Girl.....

was last week.  It was a day to symbolize the problem of girls in the world, especially the developing world.  Consider the following:

  • "About 16 million adolescent girls give birth every year -- most in low -- and middle income countries. Pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of death of 15-19 year-old girls in the developing world."
  • "1 in 5 girls in developing countries who enroll in primary school never finish."
  • "Less than two cents of every development dollar goes to girls. Roughly 9 out of 10 youth programs are aimed at boys."

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