The rate of change towards gender parity on all fronts is agonisingly slow and bad news for the next generation of girls growing up in Australia and around the world.
We know that at the heart of this issue is lack of visibility about the experiences of girls. The data simply does not exist and we rarely stop to ask the right questions.
Plan International is working around the world to make girls truly visible: acknowledging their power and potential and not turning away when they are exploited, discriminated against and silenced.
Despite significant progress in recent decades, and despite the commitments to gender equality set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, still globally there is a profound absence of evidence about the situation for girls.
This survey of 1,742 Australian girls (aged 10 to 17 years old) offers a rare insight into how this group experiences their world.