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Women Deliver conference discusses Cultural, Economic and Community Factors Impacting Girls’ Education

Session 324: Cultural, Economic and Community Factors Impacting Girls’ Education
[Theme: Culture]
Wednesday June 9, 1:30-3:00pm, ROOM 152B
Eric Eversmann, Save the Children
Eugene Katzin, AED
Elizabeth Nabilongo, Uganda
Ruth Levine, USAID

At the end of the parallel sessions, participants will be able to:
•    identify the cultural, economic and community factors that impact girls’ education; and
•    recognize the multisectoral benefits of educating girls
Educating girls is vital to national and economic development. There are many barriers to achieving quality education for girls. The environment, from the household to the community, the school and even recreational places plays a big role in a girl’s life and future. The panelists will consider how quality of education impacts the outcome for the girl with examples from field experience. The impact of the school environment on girls’ education, with special reference to health and gender-based violence will also be presented.  Individuals including adolescent girls will share their life experiences and how education has changed their ambitions, impacted their health and contribution to society, and propelled them to leadership. Main messages from the panels include: The empowerment of adolescent girls is linked not only to their access to a quality education, but their ability to have a voice and improve their self esteem. Enhancing educational attainment through leadership training can improve the lives of girls and lead to positive social change. No education, no life.

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