Girls’ rights and realities – Pakistan

Counting the Invisible: Girls' rights and realities – Technical report – Pakistan
16 February 2017

This report, part of a 3-country study, uncovers the perceptions and experiences of girls in Pakistan on themes such as education, early pregnancy, violence against girls and more.

Findings in Pakistan

  • Girls’ opportunities to succeed in life are limited by poverty, a lack of knowledge, and a lack of resources
  • Girls want their community to help support them to have a bright and healthy future, where they have some autonomy over their own decisions and lives.
  • Girls reported feeling unsafe in public places and on public transport. The prevalence of violence in the home was high.

Girls are at risk of being left behind unless their unique voices can be heard. In an effort to further the global understanding of adolescent girls’ rights, Plan International commissioned a three-country study aiming to uncover the perceptions and experiences of girls on a set of themes related to the Global Goals: girls’ enabling environment ● care and domestic work in the home ● education quality and value ● early pregnancy ● early marriage ● violence against girls ● safety in public places ● social relations ● interpersonal communications.

Counting the Invisible

Key research findings of the three studies are also published in our Counting the Invisible report.

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