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Special: International Day of the Girl Child

Press Release:  On International Day of the Girl Child, Innovation Key to More Girls in School and Learning

Despite the decreasing number of girls out of school, too many around the world are still denied a quality education and a chance to reach their full potential. Evidence shows that even a single year of secondary school for a girl correlates with as much as a 25 per cent increase in her future earnings. But today, millions of girls are still out of school, including 31 million primary school aged girls.

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Feature Story: Community teams up to bring girls back to school

Ten-year-old Khushi Mena and her friends are happily going through their lessons in their school located in the remote village of Kitoda, Udaipur district, in northern Indian state of Rajasthan. For the last six years, Silwans has been working with determination towards ensuring that every child, particularly girls, stay in school and complete their elementary education. Luckily, Silwans is not alone in this mission. Community leaders and village-level workers in ten panchayats of Udaipur are also working on the same.

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Photo Essay: Educate the Girl- Make World a Better Place

As levels of education of girls increases, the Under 5 Mortality Rates, teenage pregnancies and total fertility rates reduces drastically. Investing in girls' education is an important component of strategies to address under mortality, child marriage and teenage pregnancies.

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Photo Essay: Young Leaders Urge Listeners To Pledge For Rights of Girl Child

On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, seven young leaders from #Vadodara and #Patan districts, one of the remotest tribal block of #Gujarat, went on air on All India Radio (AIR) and Radio One to urge listeners to pledge for the rights of the girl child.

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Photo Essay: Education can help us live our dreams #DayOfTheGirl

Roshni Meena, an eighth class student of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidayala (Girls Residential School for Elementary Education) located in the outskirts of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh wants to study and become an architect.

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