We need your help to advance the effective international protection of girls’ rights, putting an end to the violence, intimidation and abuse they experience. With your help, we will defend their rights before the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights. The time to act is now!
All countries must put an end to the gender-based violence inherent in public policies and institutions in order to:
Guarantee a high-quality, violence-free education for girls.
Schools should be protective and safe spaces, with inclusive and adequate school infrastructures that promote discussion and awareness in the school community about unequal gender norms that perpetuate violence against girls.
States also need to increase funding for education to at least 6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in order to guarantee the right to education for all children.
Create violence reporting and response mechanisms that are accessible, confidential and sensible.
Survivors of violence should never be blamed and the focus should be placed on the perpetrators. Existing legal and protective structures often fail to protect victims’ privacy, making it less likely for victims to report violence.
Robust systems that protect girls from violence need to be developed as a means to coordinate and involve the justice, social services, health and education sectors.
Encourage girls to report cases of violence and end the impunity of perpetrators.
It is also necessary to promote the joint efforts between The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to make protecting girls’ rights a priority.
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With your support we can continue to defend girls’ rights and make it possible for them to live a life free from violence. Let their light shine.
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