The disturbing facts on adolescent girls make the global theme for population day more important for India
GN Bureau | July 11, 2016
These disturbing facts on adolescent girls (Source: UNDP India) make the global theme for world population day –Investing in Teenage Girls– important for India.
In fact, teenage girls across the world are facing enormous challenges. According to a statement released by United Nations, many are considered by their communities or parents to be ready for marriage and motherhood. Many are forced from school, damaging their future prospects. Even among girls who stay in school, access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights can be hard to come by, leaving them vulnerable to illness, injury and exploitation. These challenges are exacerbated among marginalized girls, such as members of ethnic minorities or those living in poverty or remote areas.
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