Investing in teenage girls is an investment in the future

  • Published on: 12/07/2016
  • Teenage girls around the world face more and greater challenges than their male counterparts. In many countries, a girl who reaches puberty is deemed by her family and community as ready for marriage, pregnancy and childbirth. She may be married off and forced to leave school. She may suffer a debilitating condition from delivering a child before her body is ready for it. She may be denied her human rights. But when a teenage girl has the power, the means and the information to make her own decisions in life, she is more likely to realize her full potential and become a positive force for change in her home, community and nation. This video clip was produced by UNFPA in Viet Nam for the World Population Day 2016 “Investing in Teenage Girls”.