Empowering adolescent girls is investing in a brighter future - UNICEF Connect

Empowering adolescent girls is investing in a brighter future

There are 600 million adolescent girls in the world, most of them living in the developing world. 600 million adolescent girls who each overflow with the potential to become an entrepreneur, a scientist, a visionary change-maker, or the leader of her country. But so many of these girls face daily, arduous barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential. Every 10 minutes, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death and illness for adolescent girls. 65 million girls are out of school. Almost 1,000 young women are newly infected with … Continue reading Empowering adolescent girls is investing in a brighter future