Girls and young women

Girl at front of demonstrationIn many parts of the world, girls and young women continue to carry the double burden of being both young and female. They often face negative cultural attitudes and practices and gender-biased social and political processes that limit their opportunities and undermine their self-esteem. The World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) recognizes this conundrum and suggests that a gender sensitive approach be taken in the design and implementation of social and economic programmes and policies to reduce gender discrimination and put boys, girls, women and men on equal footing.

WPAY – Girls and young women

Learn about what the World Programme of Action for Youth has to say about girls and young women

UN Youth Library – Girls and young women
UN Youth Library
Related Girls and young women Links

bullet Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls- A UN Joint Statement

bullet UN Women 

bullet Say NO- UNiTE to End Violence against Women