Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child
On International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), themed “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, join UN Women as we stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future.

The 10 toughest places for a girl to get an education
Educating girls can change the world.
Girls who get a complete, quality education are more likely to be healthier and better prepared to enter and succeed in the workforce. Education can give girls more opportunities to advocate for their own rights, contribute to their families and communities, and grow local and global economies.

Facts & Figures- Gender inequality
Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women and girls. (Source: WFP Gender Policy and Strategy.)

Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence and fragility. Girls’ education is a strategic development priority for the World Bank.
Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a...

Girls’ education – the facts
There are still 31 million girls of primary school age out of school. Of these 17 million are expected never to enter school. There are 4 million fewer boys than girls out of school
• Three countries have over a million girls not in school: In Nigeria there are almost five and a half million, Pakistan, over three million, and in Ethiopia, over one million girls out of school.

Women and Education - Facts and Figures
For far too many, being born a girl remains a primary cause for exclusion in the 21st century. Education is a basic human right, yet persistent inequalities in education cripples the lives of millions of women and girls, worldwide. UNESCO works tirelessly to ensure universal access to a quality education for...

Top 10 Facts You Don't Know About Girls' Education
Nearly 70 million children around the world today cannot get a basic education. More than half are girls.
But educating a girl can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Girls who get an education marry later, have fewer children, earn higher wages and support healthier and more prosperous families.

Girl's Rights Statistics
Each year, approximately 12 million girls under 18 will be married; that’s 32,877 each day, nearly 1 girl every 2 seconds.

Top 10 facts about girls’ education in developing countries
1. Girls’ education affects a nation’s economy. According to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), when girls receive an education, it increases their ability to gain access to higher paying jobs. This adds to a nation’s economy and increases a woman’s involvement in politics. Investing in girls’ education provides a boost to a developing country’s progress and acts as a catalyst for gender equality on multiple levels....