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'Because I am a girl' report launched

The 2009 report “Because I am a girl” examines the lives of girls in the context of local and global economies, and the difference they will make to their communities and global prosperity if they are given opportunities to thrive. The countries with the highest levels of discrimination embedded in their legal, social and educational systems are some of the least developed in the world. There is a clear link between the lack of investment in girls and lack of economic growth.

Full Report (October 09) from Plan International Australia

Speech (20/10/09) from Australia. Minister for the Status of Women