Every day, girls around the world are denied an education for reasons such as poverty, cultural barriers, early marriage, gender-based violence, unsafe routes to get to school, and having too much domestic work at home.
The consequences of this are a shocking number of disparities between girls and boys and the opportunities afforded to them in their lifetimes. See for yourself:
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