One young woman from the United States has been telling the UN what it takes in her view, to become a civic leader.
Hariella Lawson, 17, says that the key is being open to any opportunities that may arise.
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).
‘Lack of awareness of legal remedies, complex court procedures and financial constraints are some of the issues women face in accessing justice. This is according to a UN official from Nepal.