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African governments failing girls on equality: Report
Girls in Africa are being “condemned to a lifetime of discrimination and inequality” due to government failures, according to new data.
Most girls, young women have experienced online abuse, report finds
Most girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatized, according to a new global survey.
Why COVID school closures are making girls marry early
Samita (not her real name) is 17 and lives in the Lamjung district of Nepal. It was never easy, even before coronavirus, for her to attend school full-time. Living in a rural community in a family with little income she was expected to do housework as well.
Peru says over 900 girls, women feared dead since pandemic began
A staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said.
Message in a bottle sparks friendship between girls
A pair of 11-year-old US girls struck up a friendship thanks to a message in a bottle that traveled about 700 miles in just two weeks.
Girls stay longer in school but obesity, suicide, sexual violence remain risks
Girls are far less likely to get married or drop out of school than ever before, but worryingly high rates of obesity, suicide and sexually transmitted infections underline how uneven global progress has been for them over the past 25 years, according to a report published on Wednesday.
More girls admitted with pediatric multiple sclerosis
For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.
Girls and young women call for UK to reduce single-use plastic
Hundreds of thousands of girls and young women are calling for the UK to make a promise to reduce single-use plastic.
Suicide rates rise in US youth, especially among girls: Study
The suicide rate among youth in the United States has been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, according to a new study.
Why are more boys than girls born every single year?
Every year, there are always more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales. Fact. Why?
Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls
Girls who are exposed before birth to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products may hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren't exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a US study suggested.
UN: Abducted girls in S. Sudan lined up to be picked as ‘wives’ for rebels
A new UN report said armed men from opposition forces in South Sudan abducted women and girls, as young as 12 years, for commanders to take them as ‘wives’.
Girls with obesity have increased risk of depression
Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggested.
‘1,400 girls forced into sex slavery in Holland each year’
Some 1,400 minor girls are annually blackmailed into sex slavery in the Netherlands by male traffickers, a new report says.

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