When did we start talking about...?

As time has progressed, we have seen the emergence of various new themes in human rights.
So, when did each emerge in our discussions and how has it evolved since?

Paragraphs per year

Where girls are left in the shadows of women and children’s rights

Number of Paragraphs Where Girls, Children and Women are Mentioned by Topic and Year

For years, girls have been left to fall into the cracks between women and children’s rights agendas in the international sphere. So in what topics have we managed to bring the gap between the age and gender perspectives to bring them to the forefront?

  • Girls
  • Children
  • Women

Representation of girls in topics

Percentage of Girls Mentioned in Paragraphs of the Resolutions of the UN Human Rights Council

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Girls in International & Regional Bodies

Are the specific needs of girls addressed? Are we advancing towards this global goal?

International and regional bodies play a key role in holding States accountable for their human rights commitments.

In 2015, States made the commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN General Assembly

Every September, 193-member States meet to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security, and international law.

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UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. Convened 3 times a year, it discusses thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention.

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Organization of American States

The OAS was established in order to achieve among its member states an order of peace and justice. The Organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.

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African Union

Ten commissioners oversee departments including political affairs, agriculture and peace and security. Its founding charter mandates it to work for “democracy, human rights and development”, while it also promotes investment in the continent and sends peacekeepers to trouble spots.

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Council of Europe

The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions and monitors member states' progress in these areas and makes recommendations through independent expert monitoring bodies.

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

The objectives of the Association are to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life; to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region; and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realize their full potentials.

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