In an effort to help girl children survive and reach their full potential, the Beijing Platform for Action held in 1995 recommended that governments, agencies and the private sector work hard towards;
Eliminating all forms of discrimination against the girl-child, Eliminating negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls, Promoting and protecting the rights of the girl-child and increase awareness of her needs and potential, Eliminating discrimination against girls in education, skills development and training,
Eliminating discrimination against girls in health and nutrition, Eliminating the economic exploitation of child labour and protect girls at work, Eradicate violence against the girl-child, Promoting the girl-child’s awareness of and participation in social, economic and political life and Strengthening the role of the family in improving the status of the girl-child.
Source: The United Nations
Fourth World Conference on Women
Beijing, China – September 1995
Action for Equality, Development and Peace