Giving Compass' Take:
- Madeleine Keck, writing for Global Citizen, explores the inequalities girls ages 10-18 face across Oceania.
- How can raising awareness about these gender-based inequities help donors better understand the issues?
- Learn more about supporting women and girls.
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Throughout Oceania — a region comprising the Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand — harmful gender stereotypes mean adolescent girls are often systematically oppressed by violence and discrimination, which can have major flow-on effects on their health and education.
Below, we look at just some of the devastating inequalities facing girls aged 10 through 18 in the region.
- Just 7% of Girls Complete Secondary School in the Solomon Islands
- In the Asia and Pacific Region, 23 Million Adolescents Are Currently Married or in Union
- 59% of First Nations Australian Girls Don’t Attend Secondary School Consistently
- Pacific Girls Are 1.8 Times Less Likely to Own a Phone With Internet Access Than Boys
- Pregnancies Among Teenagers in Tonga Continues to Rise, Nation Has Highest Mortality Rate in Pacific
- Domestic Work Has Increased for Girls at a Much Higher Rate Than Boys Since the Pandemic Began
Read the full article about rights for women and girls in Oceania by Madeleine Keck at Global Citizen.