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Girls Spend 160 Million More Hours A Day Than Boys Doing Unpaid Work: Report

LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls between the ages of five and 14 are spending 40 percent more time on unpaid domestic chores than boys their age, missing out on chances to learn and enjoy their childhood, according to a report on Friday ahead of International Day of the Girl. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said girls are spending 160 million more hours a day on household work such as cooking, cleaning, looking after family members and collecting water and firewood.
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