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Africa: Educated Girls Crucial for Skilled Workforce

Expand © 2017 Marco Tibasima for Human Rights Watch African governments should ensure the right to education for all girls by ending discrimination against those who are pregnant or have children, Human Rights Watch said today ahead of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, ” has particular importance for Africa, where governments are forcing tens of thousands of girls to drop out of school prematurely and failing to teach them adequate skills. “Africa cannot have a skilled workforce if authorities throw girls out of school…

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