7 Barriers to Girls’ Education Around the World

7 Barriers to Girls’ Education Around the World

Child marriage, poverty, and period stigma are stopping girls from realizing their dreams.
Ryan Gall for Global Citizen

Ryan Gall for Global Citizen

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Children living in poverty face many barriers to education, but the stakes are especially high for girls. Globally, there are 130 million girls who are notcurrently enrolled in school. Investing in their futures has the potential to uplift their families and the world.

When girls receive quality educations, they see the benefits in all aspects of their lives. Women who complete secondary education are less likely to experience intimate partner violence and they report higher levels of psychological well-being. They go on to make higher incomes, and their children are healthier. 

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