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SIZE defines many things about Nigeria. Being Africa’s most populous country ensures that plenty of the issues it faces are big.
Nigeria’s population is around 188 million, and growing at more than 3% a year. Around a quarter of young women will be mothers or pregnant by the age of 19.
The kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Nigeria has been condemned by most people and organizations and we urge their release. This event represents not just an assault on the girls and their families but also the way women are treated in locations around the globe, the International Planned Parenthood Association (IPPF) said.
“Unless we empower women and girls, expand their educational opportunities, and work every day for their rights then they will continue to be singled out simply on the grounds of gender,” said IPPF’s President Naomi Seboni.