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Girl child

UNFPA

India - When a 13-year-old girl in the remote village of Darbhanga, in India's Bihar State, overheard her parents planning to marry her off to a 15-year-boy the very next day, she had little hope to stop it. Child marriage is a deep-rooted norm in her community.

UNESCO

Children who are excluded from education often face multiple and overlapping disadvantages. They are poor, rural and often girls. In this data interactive a clearer picture is drawn on why they are out of school.