Watch Darren Kavinoky talk about World Population Day July 11, 2016. This year’s theme by the United Nations is “Investing in Teenage Girls.”
A MESSAGE FROM DARREN
July 11th is the United Nations World Population Day. The 2016 theme is investing in teenage girls. As a parent of one of those, I appreciate the sentiment behind this year’s focus.
Our daughters around the world face challenges that range from basic human rights, education, sexual assault crimes, trafficking and marriage and motherhood at young ages that destroy their futures.
According to a UNICEF report released last month, “750 million women will have been married as children by 2030” unless change is made. Visit sustainabledevelopment.un.org and see how realistic sustainable development goals can lead to gender equality and empowering girls.
Join me today in the movement to empower teenage girls. Urge your community leaders to stand up for the human rights of teenage girls. Investing in our daughters is investing in our future. DONATE to UNICEF.
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The UNICEF report also concludes the follow staggering statistics:
“On average, each additional year of education a child receives increases his or her adult earnings by about 10 per cent. And for each additional year of schooling completed, on average, by young adults in a country, that country’s poverty rates fall by nine per cent.”
UNITED NATIONS WORLD POPULATION DAY
Join in lending attention to this important discussion created by UNICEF. For more information please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/populationday/.
“When teenage girls are empowered, when they know about their rights and are given the tools to succeed, they become agents of positive change in their communities. UNFPA’s programmes aim to end child marriage, curb adolescent pregnancy, and to empower girls to make informed choices about their health and lives. In 2015 alone, UNFPA programmes helped 11.2 million girls between ages 10 and 19 gain access to sexual and reproductive health services and information.” [Retrieved via http://www.un.org/en/events/populationday/].
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