Every five minutes, a girl dies as a result of violence
One in four girls get married as a child
71 per cent of human trafficking victims are female
63 million girls have gone through female genital mutilation
130 million girls are out of school
Girls are twice as likely to become infected with HIV
With these shocking statistics showing the rate of violence against the girl-child, there is a movement calling for the cooperation of people in all areas of the world for the freedom of the girl-child.
To support the International Day of the Girl, American singer, Beyonce, released a video of her and girls from around the world lending their voices to the call for freedom on all forms of violence against women.
Watch video below
Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day. Join me, Chime for Change, and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomForGirls now: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirl
Posted by Beyoncé on Wednesday, October 11, 2017