Numbers are comparable, but not necessarily higher
"More lives are lost from violence against women, sex-selective abortion, female infanticide, suicide, egregious maternal mortality, and other sex-linked causes than were lost during all of the wars and civil strife of the 20th century."
— PolitiFact Global News Service
on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
It's both worse and better
Based on current trends, "15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children."
on Monday, September 29th, 2014