An extra year of education can help a girl earn 20% more as an adult.
Husbands can object to their wives working and prevent them from accepting jobs in 15 economies.
142 million girls throughout the world will be married before the age of 18 by 2020 if present trends continue.
Women bear disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care work: 1 to 3 hours more a day to housework than men; 2 to 10 times the amount of time a day to care (for children, elderly, and the sick), and 1 to 4 hours less a day to market activities.
603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.
Domestic violence, just one form of gender-based violence, is costlier than warfare, with a worldwide annual cost of $8 trillion.
of Egypt's women aged 15 to 49 have been subjected to genital mutilation, according to the World Health Organization.
An educated female population increases a country's productivity and fuels economic growth. Some countries lose more than $1 billion a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.
Evidence from a range of countries shows that increasing the share of household income controlled by women, either through their own earnings or cash transfers, changes spending in ways that benefit children.
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