African girls tell housekeeping tales
Young girls helping with cooking, cleaning and babysitting at home may seem normal to some parents.
In fact, in some cultures, this is considered an informal training, equipping girls with essential housekeeping skills parents think they may need in future.
But the UN children's agency, Unicef, says the millions of hours girls spend on chores in many countries around the world are denying them their childhood joy.
As a result, they miss out on important opportunities to learn and grow, the agency says.
Girls spend 40% more time on chores than boys, UN report finds
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