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1. There are 32 million fewer girls than boys in primary school.
Education First: An Initiative of the United Nations Secretary General, 2012.

2. A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.
The World Bank, 2011.

3. 65 million girls are out of school globally. EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2012.

4. An educated mother is more than twice as likely to send her children to school.
UNICEF, 2010.

5. There are 34 million female adolescents out of school globally. 
EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2012.

6. 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year. That’s 38 thousand today – or 13 girls in the last 30 seconds.
UNFPA, 2012

7. Girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children. International Center for Research on Women, 2006.

8. If all girls had a secondary education, there would be two-thirds fewer child marriages.
EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2012.

9. A literate mother has a 50% higher chance that her child will survive past the age of 5.
UNESCO, 2011.

10. In developing countries, the #1 cause of death for girls 15-19 is childbirth. 
World Health Organization, 2012

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