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International Day of the Girl 2016: Reporting In!

International Day of the Girl 2016: Reporting In!

Our International Day of the Girl 2016 Report is a digest of facts, helpful tools and resources, and stories from our WomenStrong sites across four critical areas.

Health, Safety, Education: the three things girls need, to realize their full potential.

Leadership: the opportunity that must be open to all women and girls, and that they must exercise, so that countless more girls and women can realize their full potential, thereby engendering a stronger, more just and empathic world.

Read on to explore the stories and resources we’ve compiled!



is consistently among the leading causes of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide


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200 million

girls and women in 30 countries have been subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting



Youth 4 Youth

Connecting boys and girls as peer educators to preventing gender-based violence and the patterns…

Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies

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Globally 62 million girls between the ages of six and 15 are

not in school

World Bank

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores




Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls

A critical opportunity to advance the well-being and empowerment of a large segment of the world…


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Within a generation, the number of women in national parliaments around the world has more than doubled from 11.3% in 1995 to 22.8% in 2016

UN Women

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