WHY GIRLS EDUCATION

There are many things that will prevent a girl being educated. But when it comes down it, the truth is, millions of girls are prevented from going to school, simply because they were born a girl.

The Facts

 

Barriers to Girls Education

CHILD MARRIAGE

In Uganda 40% of girls are forced into marriage with much older men before the age of 18 and 10% will marry before their 15th birthday. Some families will marry their daughters off at a young age to receive a dowery, a monetary gift from the groom’s family. A girl’s childhood is literally robbed from her.

EDUCATION COSTS

The high cost of education prevents the most marginalised girls from getting an education. Eliminating school fees and offsetting indirect costs of girls’ schooling has helped to increase enrolment and keep girls in school all over the world. 

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GIRLS HEALTH

Uneducated girls are more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases, early pregnancy and other health complications. If all girls received education, the frequency of teen pregnancy would drop by 59% and child deaths would decrease by 49%.

 

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