Invisible girls: can data help fight gender inequality?
Updated 2319 GMT (0719 HKT) October 11, 2016
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- A data revolution could bring girls out of the shadows and into schools, a new report says
- 40 million boys and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa will leave school in the next 10 years
- Child marriage, periods and money are among reasons girls drop out
(CNN)When does a child stop being a child and become a girl or a boy? A difficult question which can have serious consequences for children, according to a new report by Plan International, which has been gathering data and analyzing statistics on young adults.
There are 1.1 billion girls in the world under the age of 18. More than half live in Asia and a quarter in Africa. While many regions will have fewer or as many girls by 2030, the number of girls in Africa will grow by 30 percent, according to UNICEF.