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Make it Right: Ending the Crisis in Girls' Education
12 July 2011
This new report by the Global Campaign for Education and RESULTS shows that millions of girls are being forced out of school because of poverty, child labour, early child marriage, the threat of sexual violence, inadequate and poor-quality schools. 

The report examines 80 poor countries in terms of the gains they have made in girls’ education.  The report shows that the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan are among those countries failing to respect the rights of girls to an education.  In sub-Saharan Africa, girls have less than a 50% chance of finishing primary school. In some Asian countries girls also struggle: 41% of girls in Pakistan and 30% in India fail to finish primary school.

"Millions of girls around the world are still denied their right to a full and empowering education, as this report clearly illustrates." 
Graça Machel, President and Founder of FDC, Graça Machel Trust and Co-convener of the High Level Panel on Education

The report highlights countries that have been able to improve girls’ enrolment and retention in school, with Bangladesh, Jordan, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia and Ukraine among them.

You can read Make it Right: Ending the Crisis in Girls’ Education here. (zip)
1GOAL: Education for All
1GOAL is a campaign seizing the power of football to get all children into school and learning. Run by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), 1GOAL mobilised millions to help ensure Education For All is a lasting legacy of the FIFA World Cup. We continue to call on world leaders to make education a reality for 69 million children by 2015.