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'Women empowerment can lead to sustainable dev'

  • Published at 02:23 am October 12th, 2016
  • Last updated at 09:28 am October 12th, 2016
The review was released on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, which was observed globally yesterday. According to UN Women, there are currently 1.1 billion girls in the world, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that is better for everyone as they are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that girls face. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement,” is a call for action for increased investment in collecting and analysing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data.