Girls Rights are Human Rights Zero Tolerance

Scotland should be a place where all children reach their potential. We can achieve this by respecting, fulfilling, and protecting human rights.

But, new research by Zero Tolerance shows how we’re failing girls. In collaboration with the collective, they found girls’ human rights to safety, education, play, health, and participation are not being met.

Human rights policy and practice often focus on either improving the world for women or for children. Policy makers fail to consider how age changes women’s needs or gender changes children’s. This means girls fall through the cracks in legislation.

Girls Rights are Human Rights! summarises alarming evidence on the state of girls’ lives.

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