Girls were left out of the original Millennium Development Goals. The Girl Declaration has been written to make sure that doesn't happen again.
The declaration – bringing together the thinking of 508 girls living in poverty accross the globe with the help of experts from 26 international organisations – aims to put the needs of adolescent girls squarely on the development agenda for the post-2015 goals, which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals.
Believed to be the first document of its kind, the declaration lists seven guiding principles and five goals designed to provide decision-makers and global leaders with information to guide action and investment in improving the lives of adolescent girls. The girls' own language is used in much of the document.
Pakistani girl activist Malala Yousafzai, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Queen Rania of Jordan, Barbara Bush, United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin, Care CEO Helen Gayle, Microsoft and the Intel Foundation have all signed the Declaration.
So read the Girl Declaration and add your support on the "Girl Effect" website.
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