A New Era for Girls

Taking stock of 25 years of progress

Aichatou Moussa, 16 years old at the Centre of Female Victims of Fistula
UNICEF/SamPhelps

Highlights

Nearly 64 million girls were born in 1995, the year the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted, beginning their lives as the global community committed to improving their rights. In 2020, nearly 68 million girls are expected to be born. The analysis presented in this report shows that while girls’ lives are better today than they were 25 years ago, these gains are uneven across regions and countries. This is particularly true for adolescent girls.

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