POVERTY: Even if education is free, the cost of books and uniforms is free and poverty is a big challenge in the family, it still can sometimes make education inaccessible.

LACK OF SAFE AND PRIVATE LATRIENES FOR GIRLS: Stigma and other factors means 1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school during her period.

GENDER INEQUALITY: Girls are often kept home from school to help with family care and housework while boys are given the first preference to go to school in other families.

EARLY GIRL CHILD MARRIAGE AND EARLY PREGNANCY: Child bride and early pregnancy always force girls to drop out of school.

VIOLENCE: Girls may face various forms of violence at the hands of teachers, peers, classmates and other people in the school environment. If parents find out school is not a safe place for their daughters, they may remove them out of school.

LONG DISTANCE TO SCHOOL: Girls are at an increased risk of experiencing violence or harassment while on their way to school.
Let us prioritize girls in education!

By Lois Hemgren

Foto av: Dennis Toe.

UNITED NATIONS turns 75 years in 2020 and Beyond-shaping Our Future Together

Today is United Nations Day. Thursday, 24 October

In 2020, the United Nations turns 75. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that next year’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations will feature a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.

Starting in January 2020, the UN will initiate dialogues around the world and across borders, sectors and generations. UN75 aims to reach the global public, to listen to their hopes and fears, and to learn from their experiences. It will also be to build a global vision for the year 2045, the UN’s centenary, to increase understanding of the threats to that future, and to drive collective action to realize that vision.

The United Nations was founded in 1945 to support collective action to realize peace, development and human rights for all. The UN initiative seeks to spark dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face.

Join the Conversation. Be the Change.


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