• Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, and live in poverty.
  • According to recent reports from the World Bank, aross the globe, approximately 65 percent of women with primary education or less are married as children, lack control over household resources, and condone wife-beating. Just 5% of girls who finish high school find themselves in the same situation.
  • Nearly one in five girls in developing countries becomes pregnant before age 18. Pregnancy-related causes account for most deaths among girls 15-19 in the developing world.
  • In 128 countries, laws make it impossible for a woman to independently obtain an ID card, own or use property, access credit, or get a job.
  • Globally, more than one in three women globally have experienced domestic violence, usually committed by their husbands or boyfriends. That is 700 million women — close to the total population of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Data from 33 developing countries reveal that almost one third of women cannot refuse sex with their partners — rising to more than 70% of Nigerian, Malian, and Senegalese women. More than 41% across those 33 countries say they could not ask their partner to use a condom.
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa, 32 million fewer women have access to the Internet than men. In South Asia, 25 million fewer women have access, and in the Middle East and North Africa, 18 million.