Report Highlights Education Barriers for Adolescent Girls

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Report Highlights Education Barriers for Adolescent Girls
News from Voice of America:

A new report is drawing attention to the plight of under-educated girls as the U.N. marks International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday.

Plan International says while school enrollment levels for girls and boys have reached “global parity” at the primary school level, school completion rates for girls have lagged behind.

The child development organization says 39 million girls between the ages of 11 and 15 are out of school.

The Day of the Girl Campaign Says Girls Have Too Few Role Models
  • 3% of Fortune 500 companies’ chief executive officers are women
  • 3% of top positions in entertainment, advertising, telecommunications are held by women
  • Out of the 100 U.S. Senators 17 are women
  • Out of the 435 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives 90 are women
  • 6 U.S. states have female governors

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UNITED NATIONS — Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday he is as committed to abolishing child marriage around the globe as he was to fighting apartheid in South Africa.

Tutu made his remarks at the launch of U.N. campaign to end child marriage by 2030, in a bid to free girls from poverty, ignorance and oppression at the hands of their husbands.

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