For example, each year, 15 million girls are married before they are 18, robbing them of their childhood. Gender-based sex selection before birth accounts for 1.4 million “missing” girls every year. And girls are twice as likely as boys to be malnourished.
Closing the gender gap between boys and girls is not just every nation’s moral duty: it would also bring huge benefits across countries and for generations to come. These four inspiring girls show that unless we can achieve gender parity, we’re depriving the world of some incredible people."
Read article by Stéphanie Thomson from World Economic Forum.