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

Become a Girls' Rights Champion

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Module 1: Girls' Rights are Human Rights

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Learn about the rights and plights of girls

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.

Module 2: Girls' Right to Learn

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Girls’ rights to access quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning 

All girls have the right to safe and quality formal education, access to lifelong learning, and the opportunity to develop the skills they need to get good jobs. Educated girls are more likely to marry later and have fewer, healthier children. When an educated girl grows up, she is more likely to learn new skills, get better jobs and invest her income in sending her children to school.

Module 3: Girls' Right to Lead

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Girls’ and young women’s rights to participate in decision-making processes

All girls and young women have the right to meaningfully participate in the key decisions that affect them. All too often, girls are denied a say, unrepresented and left behind. Gender stereotypes affect the way girls are allowed to participate in decision-making, with boys seen as natural leaders, and girls as natural care-takers. By giving girls a voice, many of the challenges they face can be overcome. Supporting young female leaders to play a strong political, economic and social role is critical to achieving gender equality.

 

Module 4: Girls' Right to Decide

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Girls' right to make important decisions about their sexual health and well-being

All girls have the right to make important decisions about their sexual health and well-being. This includes deciding when and who to marry, or whether to have children. Gender inequality and discrimination result in girls and young women being subject to sexual violence or harmful practices, being denied their right to sexual and reproductive health services, or with no say in who or when to marry. Gender equality cannot be achieved until girls have the right to decide their futures.

 

Module 5: Girls' Right to Thrive

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Girls’ and women’s rights to live free from violence and discrimination  

If girls are to reach their potential they must be able to live free from violence, discrimination and be equally valued. Girls and young women are unable to thrive because they face social, cultural and economic barriers. Every day, girls around the world are subject to gender-based violence, a grave violation of their human rights. They face discrimination from the earliest age, when poverty often drives families to invest their limited resources in their sons rather than their daughters.

 

Module 6: Accountability for Girls' Rights

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Holding States to account to fulfil their obligations towards girls

Under international law and other agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals, States have committed to ensuring that every woman, man, girl and boy are able to access their rights and live with dignity. States have a duty to fulfil and respect these obligations and standards, and it is up to us – that is, civil society – to make sure that they fulfil their duties, holding them accountable.

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Your reading list

On the bottom of each answer screen, you can select references to add to your Girls' Rights Reading List. At the end of the quiz, you can download or read your references to learn more about the issues addressed in the quiz.

Scoring and results

At the end of each module, your score will be calculated, at which point you can either leave it at that or take the quiz again to improve your score. You can find all of your results in the main menu.

Becoming a Girls' Rights Champion

If you have scored over 90% on each of the 6 modules, you will receive a special achievement badge indicating that you are a Girls' Rights Champion! You can download and share your personalised certificate.

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