Young adolescent girls across the world do not see themselves as having rights or the power to make decisions about their own lives, according to a new global report. Meanwhile, a separate focus group conducted in Canada revealed Canadian girls have similar concerns.
The Plan International report, released ahead of the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, highlights the main concerns of adolescent girls in 11 different countries across the globe.
For the report, Plan International spoke directly with more than 7,000 girls and boys between the ages of 12 to 16, in Asia, Central and South America and Africa about the challenges young girls face in their daily lives.
IICRD associates Emilia Bretan and Benedito Dos Santos were involved in the research that contributed to this report.
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