‘The power of the adolescent girl: Vision for 2030’ — Suhakam

Source: The Malay Mail Online

“The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all.” — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

OCTOBER 11 — In 2011, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly announced 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face globally. On this occasion, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (the Commission) affirms the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights. This year’s celebration is themed “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision For 2030”. Read more