There may be nothing more corrosive to our societies than allowing this assault to continue.
Yet there are some signs of hope. Girls are standing up for themselves, or with their peers, and calling for an end to the violence. A growing movement is coalescing around ending this injustice. Societies are starting to realise that an evil they may have taken for granted doesn’t have to last forever.
A meeting took place in New York on Wednesday (20 September), which could significantly improve the condition of girls and women around the world.