International Day of the Girl Child: Do you know 65 million girls don't attend school worldwide?

Published: 11th October 2018 07:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2018 08:00 AM  

Some research results show that baby girls are better listeners that their counterparts as they respond to human voice better in their toddler years, and 'seem to actually prefer human speech to other sounds.'
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Mothers giving birth to baby girls have a shorter labour, by as much as 24 minutes, probably beacuse they are usually smaller than baby boys.
Adya Singh
While baby boys normally take 13 to 14 months to start speaking, girls take only 12. They also start to understand what you are saying sooner than boys do.
Baby girls are considered as better observers than boys, since studies have proven that they react better to colours and texture. Girls learn to identify and adapt individuals faster than boys, some reports say. (Photo | AP)
Child marriage is a main contributing factor to adolescent pregnancy. Nine out of ten births to girls aged 15-19 occur within marriage. (Photo | AP)
There are 65 million girls who do not attend school worldwide. (Photo | AP)
UNAIDS sources say in 2016, new cases of HIV among girls were 44 percent higher than that among boys. (Photo | UNICEF/ Holt)
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