Improved data collection key to solving gender issues

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Girls attend class in Za'atari, the world's second-largest refugee camp. Photo: UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

Improved data collection on issues girls face across the world, can provide a better understanding of their lives and help to solve their problems according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

The data can be used to further gender equality and empower women, a key focus of the sustainable development goals or SDGs.

On International Day of the Girl Child marked annually on October 11th, Priyanka Shankar spoke to UNFPA's Satvika Chalasani.

She began by asking Ms Chalasani about the challenges adolescent girls face.

Duration: 4’26″

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