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Girls Spend 40 Percent More Time on Chores Than Boys: Unicef

Girls spend 160 million more hours a day performing unpaid household chores than boys around the world, according to a new report from Unicef. On average, girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 percent more time than boys performing unpaid chores, including cooking, cleaning, and collecting water and firewood, some of which can carry the risk of sexual violence. Adult responsibilities such as caring for family members and other children are also imposed on girls, robbing them of time that could be spent socializing, studying and simply acting as children, said Unicef, the U.
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