Getting Girls Out of Work and Into School (2006)

Policy Brief

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Publication Date: 2006
Author/Publisher: UNESCO Bangkok
Language: English
ISBN: 92-9223-089-1

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While some areas of the Asia-Pacific region have had a strong record of girls in school, others still lag behind. This poses a serious challenge for the region to achieve Education for All (EFA) by 2015 as it has already missed the 2005 gender parity target in education..

 The Asia-Pacific region is also home to the largest numbers of working children. This brief summarizes the causes and consequences of girls’ child labour on their educational opportunities and describes some of the instruments and strategies in place to reduce girls’ labour. It also provides insights into current good practice, assisting policy-makers and practitioners to better understand and address the issues for getting girls out of work and into school.


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