UN Resolution on the Girl Child (2015)

This Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations highlights the need for States to address girls’ vulnerabilities and the discrimination they suffer in the realization of their rights. The General Assembly expresses its deep concern about discrimination against the girl child and the violation of the rights of the girl child, including various forms of cultural, social, sexual and economic exploitation and violence, abuse, rape, incest, honour-related crimes and harmful practices, such as female infanticide, child, early and forced marriage, prenatal sex selection and female genital mutilation. States are urged to enact and enforce legislation to protect girls from all forms of violence, discrimination, exploitation and harmful practices in all settings, including female genital mutilation.