20 AUTHOR PERSPECTIVES

Girls Leading: From Rural Economies to Global Solutions

Girls Leading: From Rural Economies to Global Solutions brings together 20 authors to share their perspectives on rural girls and their potential to break the cycle of poverty and hunger and contribute to growth and development for their families, communities, nations, and the world. As the following 20 essays make clear, the future depends on rural girls’ inclusion and empowerment. The essays encompass a myriad of voices and experiences, with authors coming from legal, academic, NGO, multilateral, diplomatic, private-sector, medical, and technology backgrounds. The authors draw on their research and firsthand experiences to highlight the needs of rural girls and solutions to the challenges they face. The experiences of rural girls are highlighted throughout. Collectively, these essays make a compelling case for greater attention and action to support rural girls across goals and sectors.
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