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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The strategies that follow, whether working from inside or outside the classroom, have been proven to increase school attendance and completion by girls. Each promotes in its own way the model of a school that seeks to ensure effective learning in safe, healthy gendersensitive and child-centred environments (see Box 7: A child-friendly school)

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