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Spoutání síly dospívajících dívek

LAGOS – Když přemýšlíte o dospívajících dívkách, možná si představujete běžné stereotypy, od “zlé holky“ po naštvanou středoškolačku zamčenou ve svém pokoji. Realitou však je, že dospívající dívky nejen že jsou jednou z nejpřehlíženějších skupin lidí, ale mají také prakticky bezkonkurenční potenciál k budování lepší budoucnosti pro nás pro všechny.

Momentálně je to tak, že je dospívajícím dívkám běžně odpírána kontrola nad vlastním osudem. Více než 32 milionů nejchudších je v současnosti mimo školu. Každý den se 39 000 dívek ve věku pod 18 let stane něčí ženou. Zdá se, že celosvětově je pro obrovský počet dívek právo na reprodukci pouze neuskutečnitelným snem.

Tato situace je z morálního hlediska odsouzeníhodná, společensky předem odsouzená k nezdaru a z ekonomického hlediska pošetilá. Tím, že by se začala řešit, bychom mohli nejen ochránit miliony dětí; mohli bychom se také poprat s jedněmi z největších výzev, kterým dnešní svět čelí.

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