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My Body is Mine

Why standing up for women's rights matters

From the moment they’re born, many girls are seen and treated as less than boys: there is no country in the world where women and girls as a group are not disadvantaged in relation to men and boys

Girls are less likely to go to school than their brothers. Millions of girls worldwide are married as children, often to much older men. And one in three women worldwide will experience violence in their lifetime, most likely at the hands of someone they know.

All over the world women and girls have less social, economic and political power, which can lead to their human rights being denied.

That's why at ActionAid, we put women and girls at the heart of all we do. 

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Violence against women and girls in numbers

65% of girls say they've faced some form of sexual harassment in the last six months5

15 million girls are married as children every year6

One in three women will experience violence in their lifetime7

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Page updated 24 April 2020