“In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year’s theme is ‘Investing in teenage girls.’” Informed Sandeep Marwah Ambassador of International Human Rights Organization affiliated to United Nations at Marwah Studios.
“Teenage girls around the world face enormous challenges. Many are considered by their communities or parents to be ready for marriage and motherhood. Many are forced from school, damaging their future prospects ” expressed Marwah.
Even among girls who stay in school, access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights can be hard to come by, leaving them vulnerable to illness, injury and exploitation. “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” said Marwah.