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Girls' rights are human rights: Positioning girls at the heart of the international agenda

Module 1: Girls' Rights are Human Rights

 
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Girls continue to be the single most excluded group in the world. They face discrimination and abuse simply for being young and female. Throughout their life cycles, girls are subjected to violence and gender discriminatory practices, face barriers to accessing education and stereotypes that limit their options in life. In this module, you will learn about some of these issues, and understand the rights and plights of girls.

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Is there a difference between girls’ rights and human rights?

What age bracket does the United Nations use to define “girl”?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations has 17 overarching goals. Which of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to impact and improve girls’ lives? Select all that apply.

What date is the International Day of the Girl Child celebrated on every year?

Despite having legal protections, millions of girls continue to struggle to have their human rights respected. What are the root causes of violations of girls’ rights? Select all that apply.

The following terms are used regularly in connection with girls’ rights. Please match the terms with their definitions.

Which of the following countries has achieved gender equality?

Nearly all UN Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, making it the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. Which of the following States has not ratified the CRC?

The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is often described as the international bill of women’s rights. It explicitly refers to girls only once. Where?

Substantive gender equality is one of the core principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Watch this short video and select the approach that leads to substantive equality?

Substantive gender equality is one of the core principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Watch this short video and select the approach that leads to substantive equality?

What are the main barriers that specifically prevent girls from enjoying their right to education?

Why should we ensure that girls are able to participate in decision-making at all levels? Select all that apply.

Women and girls experience many different forms of gender-based violence. Match the harmful practices towards women and girls with the corresponding statistic highlighting its prevalence.

Girls are less likely to experience sexual violence than adult women. True or false?

Within international law there are many different types of documents. Some are legally binding and others are considered to be guidelines. Match the type of document on the left with its explanation on the right.

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Module 1: Girls' Rights are Human Rights

Module 2: Girls' Right to Learn

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Module 5: Girls' Right to Thrive