The State of the World's Children 2011

The State of the World's Children 2011

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The State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The report highlights the singular opportunities that adolescence offers, both for adolescents themselves and for the societies they live in. The accumulated evidence demonstrates that investing in adolescents' second decade is our best hope of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequity and of laying the foundation for a more peaceful, tolerant and equitable world.A major obstacle for girls was their heavier workload, particularly in domestic settings, as compared to boys who worked in manual labour or trades. ... Amharic ) programme in 2004 to prevent early marriage and support married adolescent girls by focusing on three areas: ... The intervention owed its success in large part to its attention to the complex social and economic drivers of girlsa#39; isolation andanbsp;...

Title:The State of the World's Children 2011
Author:United Nations
Publisher:UNICEF - 2011-02-01


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