Millions of girls will continue to be at risk unless better statistics and data are gathered to understand the reality of their daily challenges, according to a report released today by child rights organization Plan International.
The report, called Counting the Invisible, makes the case that not only is there a huge gender data gap – a cause already championed by the likes of Melinda Gates – but the shocking lack of credible data on girls under the age of 18 makes them effectively invisible to governments, policymakers and the international community.
“Girls face very unique challenges, even more severe than women. Because of their ag
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