The State of the World's Children 2004

Girls, Education and Development

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The State of the World’s Children 2004 emphasizes the important role that girls’ education plays in advancing human development. It highlights strategies, programmes and initiatives in place in countries all around the world aimed at promoting girls’ education and improving the lives of all children.

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What about boys?

Making schools and education systems more gender sensitive and girl friendly does not render them any less attractive or comfortable for boys. Quite the reverse is true. In practice, almost all of the reforms undertaken to make the educational experience safer, more relevant and more empowering for girls also help boys. Indeed, promoting girls’ education holds strategic advantages for meeting the goals of Education For All, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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