Defend the Human Rights of Adolescent Girls

by Equality Now
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Apr 24, 2012

AGLDF Report: Learning from Cases of Girls' Rights

Representing the knowledge gained from cases undertaken as part of Equality Now’s Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund (AGLDF), this report identifies and addresses the common obstacles faced by adolescent girls in their pursuit of justice. Since its inception in 2008, the AGLDF has taken up nine cases involving various forms of sexual violence, the most common abuse suffered by girls, in seven countries. This paper consolidates and aggregates the lessons learned from these cases in our effort to establish legal precedents to prevent and better address future violations of girls’ rights.

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Equality Now

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.equalitynow.org
Project Leader:
Helen Stewart
New York, NY United States

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