Ten key facts and figures about 10-year-old girls

October 2016

This year's State of World Population report explores the conditions facing the 10-year-old girl. At age 10, a girl's life is about to take a pivotal turn, either towards expanding opportunities or narrowing ones.

As these girls enter adolescence, their potential will be nurtured, materially benefitting their families, communities and countries, or their potential will be limited, depriving the world of their talents and achievements. 

Below are 10 key facts about the world's 10-year-old girls.