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The Face of the Future is the Face of a Teenage Girl by Katja Iversen 

I remember as if it was yesterday. The teenage years. Vulnerable years, formative years, transformative years. School, sport, music, work, accepting my changing body, getting my first period, discovering sex – and that the world was a big, big place. Years where I grew and grew up, and realized that life was full of choices and opportunities—as well as responsibilities. These were also the years I first realized that not all girls around the globe were as lucky as me, but that it did not necessarily have to be that way.

Fast-forward to 2016, where the theme of World Population Day, 11 July, is ‘Investing in Teenage Girls.’ Why? Because it still doesn’t happen, despite the need and the obvious advantages. Continuing to overlook teenage girls is to no one’s benefit. The choices and opportunities of young people will not only determine their own future, but will also drive progress towards a better future for all of us.

But what does investment in teenage girls mean and what concrete things do we need to invest in? 


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