Because I am a Girl: the State of the World’s Girls 2010

Because I am a Girl: the State of the World’s Girls 2010
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The 2010 “Because I Am a Girl” report by Plan International looks at adolescent girls in two of the most dynamic arenas in the world today – cities and new technologies – and examines the opportunities.

“Because I Am a Girl” is an annual report published by Plan assessing the state of the world’s girls. While women and children are recognised as specific categories in policy and planning, girls’ particular needs and rights are often ignored. These reports provide concrete evidence, including the voices of girls themselves, as to why they need to be treated differently from boys and older women.

The reports also make recommendations for action, showing policymakers and planners what can make a real difference to girls’ lives all over the world.

The first report was published in 2007 and the last will be in 2015, the final target year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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