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Female Infanticide and Feticide Continue to Increase

Cultural bias against women continues to take a heavy toll the world over. Almost 100 million girls die every year, whether in the womb itself or as infants.

According to a searing report on the prejudices against women, "Because I am a Girl", feticide is on the increase in many developing countries, where a male child remains more valued.

The report, brought out by Plan International - a global child development agency - highlights the fact that two million girls a year still suffer genital mutilation, half a million die during pregnancy - the leading killer among 15 to 19-year-olds - every 12 months and an estimated 7.3 million are living with HIV/Aids compared with 4.5 million young men. Almost a million girls fall victim to child traffickers each year compared with a quarter that number of boys.

96 million young women aged 15 to 24 unable to read or write - almost double the number for males.

Statistics also that 62 million girls are not even receiving primary school education while an estimated 450 million have stunted growth because of childhood malnutrition. "Why, in an era that saw the term 'girl power' coined, are millions of girls being condemned to a life of inequality and poverty?" the report asks.

While many of the most shocking figures in the Plan International report relate to developing nations, sexual discrimination is still prevalent in the north.

In the UK, two women a week are killed by current or former partners. The country also has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe and having a baby at a young age means women are more likely to miss out on education and slip into poverty. There has also been a substantial rise in obesity in young girls in the UK, the report points out. While girls in Britain often outperform boys in school, they are still victims of discrimination in the workplace. The report points out that a recent study found they were still woefully underre
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