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Busting myths on girls’ education and gender equality

UNGEI Factsheet #1

This document was developed jointly by the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) to challenge widely held myths that can have a significant and persistent negative impact on the rights and education of women and girls. Bringing evidence and data to the fore is an important step towards shifting harmful beliefs and attitudes prevalent in education policy, dialogue, and practice, driving progress towards gender equality in and through education.

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