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Make it Right: Ending the Crisis in Girls' Education

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Author/Publisher: Global Campaign for Education & RESULTS Educational Fund
Language: English

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This new report by the Global Campaign for Education and RESULTS shows that millions of girls are being forced out of school because of poverty, child labour, early child marriage, the threat of sexual violence, inadequate and poor-quality schools.

The report examines 80 poor countries in terms of the gains they have made in girls’ education.  The report shows that the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan are among those countries failing to respect the rights of girls to an education.  In sub-Saharan Africa, girls have less than a 50% chance of finishing primary school. In some Asian countries girls also struggle: 41% of girls in Pakistan and 30% in India fail to finish primary school.


 

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Ten years after world leaders pledged to provide equal access to all girls and boys by 2015,  filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky set out to answer the question, “What does it take to educate a girl?” amidst poverty and conflict in much of the developing world. 

“What does it take to educate a girl?”