Inequalities faced by girls often begin right at birth
where in many regions around the world, simply having a girl as opposed to a boy is deemed shameful. This inferiority continues to follow girls throughout every corner of their social, academic, professional and adult lives.
As a result, women face harassment, violence, abuse and unequal treatment – both within and outside the home.
They’re often denied their rightful opportunities to learn, to earn and to lead.