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Girls at the Gulshan-E-Bannat Orphanage in Gopal Pora, 10 miles west of Srinagar, India. (Dar Yasin/AP)

the next generation

'Girl Declaration' Presented to U.N.

With outline for post-2015 goals.

Today, on the International Day of the Girl, a coalition of 500 girls and 25 organizations presented the United Nations with a "Girl Declaration," calling for investment in the 250 million girls across the world living in poverty and facing marginalization in the next set of Millenium Development Goals. Signed by the likes of Pakistani activist Malala Yousefzai, Ireland's former President Mary Robinson, and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, it aims to tackle health, education, safety, economic security, and citizenship. The goals were crowdsourced by asking hundreds of girls in the developing world about the main challenges facing them, and then translating those into post-2015 agenda items

Read it at The Girl Effect

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