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Keeping Teenage Girls in School

Expand © 2019 International Council on Research on Women/Girls Not Brides US Coalition Globally, over 130 million girls between 6 and 17 years old are not in school. For adolescent girls especially, many factors feed into their ability to stay in school – do they have enough money to pay tuition fees? Do their parents value their education? Are there safe bathrooms, essential for when girls are on their periods? Will teachers sexually harass them? For too many, the onset of puberty signals the beginning of a very vulnerable period in their lives. For decades, the United States has been a leading…

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