Thursday, October 24, 2013
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."