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By Plan International 11/10/17 B4

For many people, a simple swipe, click or keystroke can reveal valuable details about we are, where we live and the kinds of products, services and experience we might enjoy as well as lifesaving information about health and safety. Girls are among the most invisible because some of the data are currently being collected fail to account or accurately reflect the specific challenges they face and other data relevant to their lives are not being captured at all. We may know how many girls are in school, for example, but we do not adequately measure how many leave school for various reasons, including marriage, pregnancy, sexual violence, school fees or a lack of employment opportunities following school. How can we hope to increase every girl’s access to education if we do not track some of the most important factors that limit their opportunities?