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Fifty percent of all trafficking victims are children.

The average age of girls trafficked into sexual slavery is 11 years old.

Girls in brothels may be as young as 5 due to their virgin status.

It only costs $1.00 per month to educate a child in the developing world.

Two thirds of illiterate people worldwide are women.

Human Trafficking is a 9 BILLION DOLLAR industry a year.

Of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls.  

Worldwide, one in five women will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime.

Young women are particularly vulnerable to coerced sex and are increasingly being infected with HIV/AIDS.

Poverty is the single largest factor that causes disparities in education. Many poor parents cannot afford school fees and uniforms, as well as the supplies necessary to send their children to school. If all  of their children cannot attend school, then parents will most likely give boys precedence over girls.

One woman dies from childbirth every minute.  That is the equivalent of five jumbo jets filled with women dying every day.

UNICEF estimates that 70 million girls and women aged 15-49 in 27 countries of Africa and the Middle East have undergone female genital mutilation.