Girls - A New Era Since Beijing - Taking Stock of 25 Years of Progress

Nearly 64 million girls were born in 1995, the year the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted, beginning their lives as the global community committed to improving their rights. In 2020, nearly 68 million girls are expected to be born. The analysis presented in this report shows that while girls’ lives are better today than they were 25 years ago, these gains are uneven across regions and countries. This is particularly true for adolescent girls.

This year’s International Day of the Girl aims to raise awareness of the challenges girls face and promote their empowerment and human rights. If effectively supported during adolescence, girls have the potential to change the world—both as the empowered girls of today and tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders. Investing in girls today promises a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone—one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability.

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Извор: WUNRN – 10.10.2020