Girls are far less likely to get married or drop out of school than ever before, but worryingly high rates of obesity, suicide and sexually transmitted infections underline how uneven global progress has been for them over the past 25 years, according to a report published on Wednesday. They warn that if discrimination continues, the gender equality targets are unlikely to be achieved. Globally, the number of out-of-school girls has dropped by 79 million in the last two decades, and today girls are more likely to be in secondary school than boys, the report claims. But girls are still less likely than boys to receive a quality education while at school, the report says. Poor mental health among girls is also on the rise, data shows, with suicide the second leading cause of death among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19, surpassed only by deaths in pregnancy and childbirth.
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She was also the recipient of the Jackie Kirk Fellowship. Sex education in Canadian schools continues to be highly politicized and young people are paying the price. In many Canadian classrooms, factors like inadequate teacher training and discomfort impact what topics are addressed or avoided. Unfortunately, these circumstances mean that youth may not get the information they need to engage in healthy, positive sexual relationships. Meanwhile, sexual health resources flourish online. Studies show that many youth seek out information about sexuality in digital spaces.
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A year-old Berkeley man was charged Monday with felony sex crimes against children after Berkeley detectives arrested him at his home Friday night, according to police and court papers. Authorities say both crimes happened on an ongoing basis from Jan. Peat also was charged with possession of child pornography, which is listed as a misdemeanor. On Thursday, according to court papers, a BPD officer had been assigned to investigate a cyber tip received earlier in the week from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Girls and young women have grown tired of patriarchal control of female sexuality and are demanding a say in discussions on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Girls have grown tired of patriarchal control of female sexuality and are demanding a say in discussions on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Governments have promised to end child marriage by , however, around million girls and women alive today were married before their 18th birthday and the rate of progress is slow. Girls should be given access to the places where decisions are made, so we can speak for the things that matter to us. Another unacceptable statistic: complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for to year-old girls globally.