Girls and women with autism must be empowered, says United Nations secretary

2 April is celebrated as World Autism Awareness Day across the world. In its message this year, the United Nations has specially emphasized the importance of empowering girls and women with autism.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that girls and women with autism must come forward and address the challenges that they are facing in today’s world.

In a message on World Autism Awareness Day, Guterres said that women with autism are denied basic rights. They are not allowed to make their own choices. He added that people must extend their support for girls and women with autism. They must be allowed to exercise their basic freedoms.

Autism is a neurological disorder. Along with the United Nations, many organizations across the globe are celebrating World Autism Awareness day. Programmes and seminars are being held to make people aware of autism.

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