Invest in adolescent girls – call of year

World Population Day

Hameed Shaheen

Islamabad—Across the globe on Monday World Population Day is being observed with call from America to the world countries to “invest in adolescent girls”.
John Kerry US Secretary of State in a statement posted on state department’s website said that in the developing world, one out of three girls is married before she turns 18. One in nine is married by age 15. Maternal mortality is a leading cause of death for adolescent girls in poor countries, and in sub-Saharan Africa, girls are three times more likely than boys to contract HIV/AIDS.

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