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Save the Children Report on Girls Ranks US 32nd Out of 144 Countries

Not all rich countries are doing as well as they could for their girls

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    In this September 19, 2016, file photo, Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York City.

    The United States has finished behind Algeria and Kazakhstan, among other countries, in a new ranking of the best and worst countries in which to be a girl, NBC News reported.

    The report, compiled by Save the Children, suggested Sweden was the best place for young females to live. Niger finished at the bottom. The U.S. was rated 32nd on the 144-country list.

    Not all rich countries are doing as well as they could for their girls, according to the non-governmental organization. It singled out the U.S. in particular.

    "There are things where we do not shine on the U.S. side," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. One major example she pointed to was female representation in national government.