WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY recognizes the plight and progress of childhood rights around the world, particularly of those for young women and girls. See the world through their eyes.
In 1989, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was established — creating one of the most influential human rights treaty in the world. But despite being widely ratified, millions of children still experience human rights violations every year. And one demographic is more disproportionately affected: girls.
Here are just a few of the shocking realities girls and young women face today: