Millions of girls forced into sex yet only 1 in 100 seek help

LONDON, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 15 million teenage girls worldwide have been forced into sex – often by partners, relatives or friends – yet only one in 100 sought help, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

UNICEF said widespread sexual violence against teenage girls could hinder global progress towards achieving the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a plan to end poverty, hunger, achieve gender equality and protect the planet by 2030.


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