Dr. Eliya Zulu on Investing in Teenage Girls
4 January 2017

Teenage girls around the world face enormous challenges. Many are considered by their communities or parents to be ready for marriage and motherhood; forced from school, damaging their future prospects and even among girls who stay in school, access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights can be hard to come by, leaving them vulnerable to illness, injury and exploitation. These challenges are exacerbated among marginalized girls, such as members of ethnic minorities or those living in poverty or remote areas.

With these challenges in mind, Dr. Eliya Zulu, AFIDEP Executive Director, speaks on the benefits of investing in the empowerment of teenage girls.

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