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One Crucial Thing Can Help End Violence Against Girls

Pauline, 16, couldn’t tell you how many men she’s had sex with. “I’ve lost count,” the teen from Zimbabwe told aid group Plan International. After her mother died, Pauline was just 13 and charged with caring for her three younger siblings. She became a prostitute, because she didn’t know how else to put food on the table or provide other basics for her family. While Pauline’s story is a common one in certain parts of the world, there isn’t much data about this vulnerable demographic.
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