Being born a girl means clearing a lot of hurdles, and it begins right at the starting line. Sex-selective abortions are frequent in countries like India, where girls are often seen as a financial burden. Discrimination begins even before birth.
Sexual mutilation is the fate of at least 200 million girls in 30 countries. It often leads to serious infections and even death. Time for school...for some. In Afghanistan, 90 percent of women cannot read or write, massively reducing their chances in life. Sixty-three million girls in the world are kept out of school.
Before even getting close to adulthood, 700 million girls are forced to get married, often to much older men. Many women go through life without the right to control their own bodies or sexuality. Every year, 22 million women and girls put their health and lives at risk by having unsafe abortions. In some countries, like Senegal, they may end up in jail.
Many who make it to adulthood face entrenched discrimination that leads to violence. Way too often, home is not a safe haven, as women are beaten and abused by their own partners. In France, a woman dies of domestic violence every 2.7 days. Even the lucky ones can never stop fighting for equal pay, equal opportunities, and equal rights. Being born a girl means clearing a lot of hurdles.
許多順利長大的女孩遭受根深蒂固、造成暴力的歧視。有太多時候，家不是安全的避風港，因為女性被自己的另一半毆打和虐待。在法國，每 2.7 天就有一名女性死於家暴。即使是幸運的那群也永遠無法停止爭取同等薪資、同等機會，以及平等權利。生為女孩代表要清除許多障礙。
8 March—the struggle for women's rights cannot be a one-day fight. FIDH works daily for their respect. Share this video and help us to spread the word.