A new era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress for girls

In 1995, the global community adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with the vision of improving the rights of women and girls. The analysis presented in this report demonstrates that, while girls’ lives are better today than they were 25 years ago, the gains are uneven across all regions. The report calls on global, national, and regional stakeholders to:

  • expand opportunities for girls and young women to be the changemakers and designers of the solutions to their challenges and opportunities;
  • invest in the skills development of adolescent girls so they can compete in today’s labour market;
  • improve girls’ health and nutrition; and
  • end violence in all its forms against them.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Education; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender data production and collection; Gender statistics; Health; Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Youth

Resource type: Policy papers; Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 40

Publishing entities: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Plan International