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The impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women. A review of the evidence

The impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women. A review of the evidence

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Off the balance sheet: the impact of theeconomic crisis on girls and young womenA review of the evidence
Maria Stavropoulou and Nicola JonesJanuary 2013
 
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About Plan International
Plan has been working for and with children for more than75 years. We currently develop programmes in 50 low andmiddle income countries across Africa, Asia and the Americasto promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.We focus on the inclusion, education and protection of the mostmarginalised children in partnership with communities, local andnational government and civil society.Plan works with more than 90,000 communities each year,covering a population of 84 million children. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental afliations.
Plan raises funds for its development and human rightsprogrammes in 20 countries around the globe.Front cover: © Lars Scholtyssyk
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off
 
the
 
balance
 
sheet
:
the
 
impact
 
of
 
the
 
economic
 
crisis
 
on
 
girls
 
and
 
young
 
women
– 
a
 
review
 
of
 
the
 
evidence
 
“No enduring solution to the majorchanges of our day – from climate changeto political and economic instability topoverty – can be solved without the fullparticipation of the world’s women andgirls. This means paying real attention tothe State of the World’s Girls.”
Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-Generaland Executive Director UN Women, 2012
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