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By teaming up with other girls in her community to help raise hygiene awareness and fight diseases, 17-year-old Doly has also been able to empower girls her age and challenge traditional practices like early marriage and dowry demands. Read more >>



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The Full Report The State of the World’s Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives – and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.

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