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Reaching 130 Million Girls With No Access to School

In the time it takes to read this story, about eight girls under the age of 15 will have given birth—mostly in the world’s poorest countries— and many will never go back to school. Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, is campaigning for the right of girls to stay in education—and wants to stress the sense of urgency. There are 130 million girls who are completely missing out on school. These are “the most marginalised and hardest to reach”, says Ms Gillard. She chairs the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which raises funds in the developed world to support education in about 70 poorer countries. particular focus of the GPE has been to increase the number of girls in school—because in low-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, girls are much more likely to miss out. A report from the United Nations earlier this year warned that a third of the world’s poorest girls, aged between 10 and 18, have never been to school… Complete Article HERE