Publisher: European Parliamentary Forum on Population Development

Year: 2012

The State of Girls in EU Development Cooperation


Girls should have the same rights as boys, and these rights are reinforced by a number of international treaties such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These treaties are part of the core values of the European Union.