Plan International CEO Discusses Challenges In Collecting Accurate Data On Births Among Adolescent Girls
Devex: Finding data points to shed light on girls left behind
“Reproductive age is defined as between 15 and 49 by every demographic health survey in the world. But girls under 15 account for two million of the 7.3 million births that occur to adolescent girls under 18 every year in developing countries, according to UNFPA. ‘They don’t show up in the statistics,’ Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International, told Devex [in this video interview filmed] at Women Deliver 2016. … Now, a joint initiative led by Plan, the International Women’s Health Coalition, KPMG, ONE Campaign, and Women Deliver seeks to ensure decision-makers are held accountable on promises to achieve equality for girls and women during the 15-year implementation of the world’s development goals…” (Rogers, 8/2).