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Every day, tens of thousands of girls have their health, rights and futures stolen. Some are subjected to female genital mutilation. Some are forced into “marriages” as children, and still others are neglected or starved, simply because they are female.


At least 19 harmful practices, ranging from dowry related violence to crimes in the name of so-called honour, are considered human rights violations. The Report focuses on the three most prevalent forms: child marriage, son preference and Gender Biased Sex Selection (GBSS), and female genital mutilation (FGM).


While harmful practices may vary widely, they are all violations of the rights of women and girls.


Go to link below to access the State of the World Population Report 2020.