Learning From Cases of Girls Rights.pdf


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Executive Summary

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II.

About the Adolescent Girls Legal Defense Fund
(AGLDF)

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III. Cases
Ethiopia – Rape, Abduction and Forced Marriage
Zambia – Rape of Schoolgirls by Teachers
Kenya – Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Pakistan – Incest
Yemen – Child Marriage
Brazil/US – Sex Tourism
Kenya – Incest and Gang Rape
Uganda – Incest
Pakistan – Gang Rape by Police

IV. Learning from AGLDF Cases
Girls need knowledge of their rights before they can access
them

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Girls need a supportive environment where they can voice their
concerns/violations of rights without fear of stigma or disbelief

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Girls who are victims of sexual violence, in particular, need
assurance that they will not be re-victimized through the legal
system

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Girls need assurance that access to justice will be swift so that
they can continue with their lives

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Girls need support services that are girl centered and sensitive
to their specific needs with a focus on empowering the victim
and giving her agency and the ability to make her own decisions

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Recommendations

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VI. Conclusion

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