Across the world, girls face adversities that hinder their education, training and entry into the workforce. Take internet and communications technology for instance, where the digital gap is growing as we speak; the difference in internet use between men and women grew from 11 per cent in 2013 to 12 per cent in 2016, and the gap is even wider in some lower-income countries.
Right now, a quarter of young people, most of them girls, are neither employed nor in education or training. As they enter the workforce, these girls and young women will be more likely to engage in informal employment, which puts them at higher risk for workplace abuse, exploitation and unfair wages.
This year alone, 12 million girls under 18 will be married, and 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years will become pregnant in developing regions.
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