Keeping the Promise: 5 Benefits of Girls’ Secondary Education

This book explores the benefits of secondary education for girls and the need for greater investment in girls’ secondary education. It highlights the challenges and barriers to education faced by girls. It also examines the social benefits of girls education to the whole society, and links girls secondary education to reduced infant mortality, increaseg childhood immunization and nutrition, reduced children’s stunting, and lowered fertility rates and unwanted pregnancies. Girls education is also linked to the mitigation of HIV and AIDS and seen as a tool for poverty alleviation. The book also recommends action steps for increasing girls access to secondary education.

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