This report reveals a lot of barriers to young girls realising their full potential. It comes out at a crucial time, when our leaders have committed to a number of international conventions that require them to put in place enabling frameworks to enhance girls’ protection and to get rid of harmful customs and traditions that still hold girls back. It’s time for our leaders to commit to what they have signed up to – and it’s time for them to act. We need to nally free girls from all the barriers they face, and empower them to stand up for their rights and make their voice heard. This cannot wait.