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Published on Mar 5, 2015
Globally, 1 in 5 girls is not in school. Why is this still happening? What can I do about it?
Find out why in many parts of the world, girls are dropping out of school, and even if they finish school, why they have lower earning power and fewer skills than the boys in their class.
Vivian Onano, Youth Advisor, shares her personal story of how she was able to complete school despite the challenges. Join her as she speaks to young people on why girls are dropping out of school and what we can do about it.
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Youth people interviewed (order of appearance): JeongYeon Lee Cecilia Simon Mirna Fernandez Paulina Wojciechowska Kadijatou Diallo Anh Nguyen Henry Ekwuruke Daniel Garay Jilt van Schayik Yixi Lang Elaina Estrin (voice) Tionei Dziva (voice)
Expert: Patience Stephens, Special Advisor on Education. UN Women
Music Credit: "A Different Path" by The Bookshop Band (www.thebookshopband.co.uk)
About this production: Produced by the UN Webcast (@UNWebcast) - United Nations Department of Public Information in collaboration with:
@UNYouthEnvoy - Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
@UNDESA - Communications Section, Strategic Planning and Communications Services (SPCS) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs
@UN4Youth - Focal Point on Youth, Division of Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs