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These Sobering Statistics Will Make You Realize Why Girls Need Their Own Day

By Plan International USA

It’s why more than 270 Nigerian children were kidnapped from their homes in April. It’s why over 100 million infants have been killed, aborted or abandoned by their parents. It’s why certain individuals are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, have limited access to education, or be subjected to violence.

Sobering statistics about girls.

The reason? Because they're girls.

The Huffington Post, in partnership with Plan International USA, recently rolled out a series of statistics explaining why International Day of the Girl, on Oct. 11, was so important. Click here for more.

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