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Because I am a Girl

Counting the Invisible – Using Data to Transform the Lives of Girls and Women by 2030

In many countries, the data we need on girls and women doesn’t exist yet, or is imcomplete. For example, we don’t know the number of girls who leave school due to different reasons. We can’t close the gender gap without first closing the data gap. We are creating an independent data tracker with different partners. The tracker will measure progress for girls and women and help ensure governments deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals’ promises of equlity by 2030.

The vision is simple: a world in which improved gender data inform the decisions and investments that can transform the lives of girls and women by 2030.

Throughout, we will raise our woices on issues that matter and amplify the voices of girls and women – presenting ‘data with a soul’ by revealing first-hand insights into the barriers girls and women face and their experiences with overcoming these barriers.

Adolescent girls in crisis

Voices of the Rohingya

While the Rohingya community overall continues to face multiple forms of insecurity, adolescent girls are affected by this protracted crisis in ways that are different from adolescent boys and women, and in ways that are often overlooked. This is the first report to focus specifically upon displaced adolescent Rohingya girls in Bangladesh. It explores how adolescent girls within two age brackets (10-14 and 15 -19) understand the unique impact the crisis has upon them, and how they have responded to the challenges they face. The report seeks to amplify girls’ voices and their perceptions of the crisis and presents their views on how the humanitarian sector might respond.