In the 2018 AJPH study, of the girls trafficked along the US-Mexico border, 54.3% were pregnant before age 16, 60.2% were married before they turned 16, and 55.2% experienced sexual violence before the age of 16.
It is estimated that 2.6 million African girls are at risk of not returning to school due to the pandemic. These girls are at risk of being married off against their will and are predisposed to unintended pregnancies as well as gender-based violence.
To ensure cities have healthy, safe, and efficient transport systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed measures to be used by nations to curb the spread of infections and create a shift towards developing sustainable transport systems in urban areas.
Migration plays a vital role in the systems of our world today. Be it voluntary or forced, migration has placed extra strain on the healthcare systems of many nations. The number of international migrants has grown disproportionately to that of the global population.