Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about…

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“There is no more valuable investment than in a girls’ education.” — Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general, United Nations. Educating a girl is one of the best investments her family, community, and country can make. We know that a good quality education can be life-changing for girls, boys, young women, and men, helping them develop to…

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Seven Steps Forward

The 65 million girls out of school will never command the world’s attention in the same way that a war will, but their plight is nonetheless an emergency. Leaders from all levels of society must take the following practical, urgent steps: 1. Include girls’ education as an essential component of development efforts, ensuring that human…

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