The Condition of the Girl Child worldwide


Date of publication:  11 Oct 2019 Author:  Terre des Hommes Italia Publisher:  Terre des hommes Publication type:  Factsheet

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, introduced by the UN in 2012 and celebrated yearly on October11th, Terre des Hommes launches again the “Indifesa” Campaign.

This initiative aims at safeguarding education, health, protection from violence, discrimination and abuse for girls worldwide. With this important campaign to raise awareness, Terre des Hommes places the protection of girls’ rights worldwide at the core of its interventions. It commits itself to defend their right to life, freedom, education, equality, and protection. It will achieve this starting from concrete field interventions, leading to tangible results in breaking the poverty cycle and offering better opportunities to thousands of girls and young women globally.

Indifesa frames with no emphasis nor rhetoric the situation of little girls and young women in the world, underlying the deep-routed discriminations that they are still subject to. Main topics:

  • Selective abortion and female infanticide
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Girls and access to education
  • Child Marriage
  • Reproductive health and early pregnancies
  • Second generations: the role of girls
  • Girls and financial education
  • Violence against girls 
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