Researchers are trying to tease apart the reasons why girls are less likely to become scientists and engineers. Marc Romanelli/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Eunice, pictured above, is one of the workshop participants: "Today I learned a girl can do anything — that a boy and girl are equal, no one is more special, and I am happy about it. I am happy that the new things I learned today [are] to be confident and be powerful." Mercy/Too Young To Wed/Samburu Girls Foundation hide caption

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Eric Aniva told the BBC that he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as "ritual cleansing." Eldson Chagara/AP hide caption

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Who's ahead in the baby tally these days — boys or girls? Newborns are ready to be counted in a Florida hospital. JOHN STANMEYER/National Geographic hide caption

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