8/20/2014 -- Huffington Post TED Weekends -- "What Adolescent Girls Around The World Can Teach Us" Equality Now Global Director Yasmeen Hassan on the issues facing adolescent girls.
Just as I was a girl when I was compelled to do something to help safeguard women's rights in my country, I realized that many (and the most devastating) violations of rights of women -- whether it be child marriage, incest, rape, female genital mutilation or sex trafficking -- happen to girls in their adolescence and such violations have a lasting and often lifelong impact. On the other hand, girls enabled to grow up to reach their full potential have the power to change the world for the better. Investing in girls and building their protective assets is one of the best investments we can make for a safer, more sustainable and peaceful world. [read more...]