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February 2018

On 7 February 2018, Plan International will launch the Girls' Rights are Human Rights major report and a wide-ranging Girls’ Rights Platform. Plan International is an international NGO, active in 75 countries worldwide, that works to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. 

Girls continue to be the largest excluded group in the world. 41,000 girls are forced into marriage every day, and half of all sexual assaults are committed against girls under age 16.

The report and Girls’ Rights Platform reveals the extent to which international law overlooks girls’ rights, and calls on the international community to:

-       Address girls’ double burden of gender- and age-based discrimination.
-       Bridge the gaps between women’s and children’s rights that render girls invisible.
-       Ensure that international policy and agreements reflect the challenges that girls face.
-       Urge States to comply with international standards that advance girls’ rights.

To learn more about the launch event, please click here.

This picture taken by Kenyan photographer Armstrong Too, shows girls fetching water during the day. Many girls around the world miss hours or even entire days of school because of such tasks. This image was part of an exhibition held by Plan International for International Day of the Girl on 11 October 2016. 

Text provided by Plan International