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School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV): A Mountain to Climb - Gender-Based Violence and Girls’ Right to Education in Sierra Leone

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Publisher/Author: Defence for Children International

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The right to education is regarded as universal and inviolable, yet all over the world children, especially girls, continue to be denied their right to a quality schooling. In Sierra Leone, a gender gap in education persists, particularly from secondary school onwards where lower levels of female participation are recorded, due in part to forms of violence and discrimination directed against girls. This situation is in turn perpetuating a vicious cycle of poverty and gender inequality from generation to generation.


 

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