Facts about girls and education:
• 66 million girls worldwide do not get primary education.
• Although they start school, less than 50 percent of girls in poor countries complete primary school.
• 74 million girls between 15 and 24 are illiterate.
• The main reasons why girls do not get to finish school are poverty, child marriage and pregnancy, and violence against girls.
• 10 million girls under 18 marry each year (the equivalent of one girl per 3 seconds).
• Complications related to pregnancy and childbirth is the most common cause of death for girls between 15 and 19 in developing countries.
• 150 million girls under 18 are annually subjected to sexual violence.
• Every year, three million girls are circumcised.