The state of the world’s girls 2011

Because I am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2011 – So, what about boys?

The 2011 State of the World’s Girls report shows that far from being an issue just for women and girls, gender is also about boys and men, and that this needs to be better understood if we are going to have a positive impact on societies and economies

Because I am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2011 – So, what about boys? is the fifth in a series of annual reports published by Plan International examining the rights of girls throughout their childhood, adolescence and as young women.

The report shows that far from being an issue just for women and girls, gender is also about boys and men, and that this needs to be better understood if we are going to have a positive impact on societies and economies. 

Drawing on research and case studies, the report argues that working for equality must involve men and boys both as holders of power and as a group that is also suffering the consequences of negative gender stereotypes. 

It also makes recommendations for action, showing policy makers and planners what can make a real difference to girls’ lives all over the world.

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youth summary

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