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October 11, 2016

©UNI199768 A young girl in Uganda carries her sibling on her back and firewood on the head. Girls always bear the burden of doing most of the house chores

The Sustainable Development Goals set out an ambitious plan for universal progress on the most pressing issues to humanity over the coming 14 years. The SDGS are "for all nations and people and for all segments of society", meaning that we will leave no one behind. This includes 1.1 billion girls.

Girls and Household Work

The burden of unpaid household work begins in early childhood for girls and intensifies as they reach adolescence. Girls age 5 to 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age.

The countries where girls between 10 to 14 years old bear the most disproportionate burden of household chores compared to boys are; 

    - Burkina Faso - girls spend 16 hours a week compared to boys who spend 7...

October 11, 2016

You told us what you really really wanted for girls back in July, so now on #DayOfTheGirl you need to make your voice heard! Check out the YouTube video and let us know your thoughts on Facebook Instagram or Twitter

Do you recognise any of the faces in this video? Some of our very own Global Girls maybe? 

#DayOfTheGirl

July 5, 2016

Check out this cool video from Project Everyone of the Spice Girls' single Wannabe featuring artists from India, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, USA and Canada, highlighting gender equality issues- or what girls really really want.

Have your say today using the #WhatIReallyReallyWant hashtag, share a photo of yourself holding up what YOU really, really want for girls and women. These will be shared at the United Nations in September! 

Make sure to include us on Twitter @unicefIRLyouth & Instagram: unicef_ireland_youth

Remember, girls' progress is global progress!

June 30, 2016

Yesterday, we asked U-Reporters to give us their thoughts on women in the workplace. 

A big thank you to all of the U-Reporters who participated. These results will be used at the first ever High Level Panel for women’s economic empowerment at the UN, for influencing decision makers, and providing evidence from citizens worldwide about their experience and preferences regarding women’s economic empowerment.

Your voice will be heard.

To join U-Report, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UReportIRL or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ureportIRL/?fref=ts

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