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Educating girls is critical to the global Covid recovery plan | Dominic Raab and Julia Gillard

The pandemic has deepened the existing crisis in education: we must act now to prevent the loss of a generation

The pandemic has deepened the long-running crisis in global education. Many children around the world missed the majority of the last academic year. At the height of school closures, 1.6 billion children and young people were out of education.

Girls have been among the hardest hit. When they are not enrolled in school they are more likely to be forced into child marriage, subjected to female genital mutilation and exposed to gender-based violence. There is a real risk of a lost generation of girls, with 20 million likely to never return to school. So we must act.

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