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GECO 21st Century Girl 2018

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Sophie Ascheim

on 29 January 2018

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Transcript of GECO 21st Century Girl 2018

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
International Humanitarian Law
Girls' Rights are Human Rights
Pad Machine
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Bumpe School in Sierra Leone
Our Partner School

Why is education so important?

extra year of primary school can mean
higher wages for girls.

A child born to a mother who can read and write is
more likely to survive past the age of 5.

Of the 163 million illiterate youth in the world, more than half—
63 percent

10 percent
more girls go to school, a country’s GDP increases on average by three percent.

Girls with 8 years of education are
4 times
less likely to marry as children.
Girls Learn International
CEDAW has been ratified by 187 of the 193 member states of the UN. The United States is one of only seven nations that has not yet approved it, putting us in the company of Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Iran and two small Pacific islands.
In countries where menstrual hygiene is taboo, girls in puberty are typically absent for 20% of the school year. Most girls drop out at around 11 to 12-years-old... their need for safe and clean facilities is not prioritized.
Current Events
Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize
Emma Watson starting the United Nations He for She Campaign
Advocacy Events: Half The Sky
Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

Each year, GLI delegates attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women to discuss women's and girls' rights with government official an NGO representatives. This year's theme is the review of progress made since the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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