Young Girls in School

Third of World’s Poorest Girls Denied Access to School

A third of the world’s poorest girls, aged between 10 and 18, have never been to school, says the United Nations.

A report from Unicef, the UN’s children’s agency, warned that poverty and discrimination were denying an education to millions of young people.

It criticised a “crippling learning crisis” for impoverished families, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

The findings were published as education ministers from 120 countries gathered for a conference in London.

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