One in 10 Girls Sexually Abused Worldwide - UN

Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20 – UN report

A United Nations (UN) report finds that around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20.

Drawing on data from 190 countries, the global report by child welfare agency United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), entitled ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ also reveals that one fifth of all murder victims are children and teens, with homicide the leading cause of death among male youths in Latin American countries.

UNICEF executive director, Anthony Lake states that, "These are uncomfortable facts - no government or parent will want to see them."

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