The Rights of the Girl

 

 

One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children
is in Nigeria.

About  27.2 percent  of school age girls in Nigeria are currently not enrolled.  The education deprivation in northern Nigeria is driven by various factors, including economic barriers and socio-cultural norms and practices that discourage attendance in formal education, especially for girls.  https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/education

About 27.2 percent of school age girls in Nigeria are currently not enrolled.

The education deprivation in northern Nigeria is driven by various factors, including economic barriers and socio-cultural norms and practices that discourage attendance in formal education, especially for girls. https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/education

The most powerful agency of change for the modern woman has been Nigeria’s formal education system, from which a large number of elite women have emerged.

Intelligent, educated, and confident, they can be found in all leading occupations; they now challenge many aspects of patriarchy and are gradually organizing to ensure that the political arena expands sufficiently to accommodate them.

Britannica 

More than half of those millions of Nigeria’s children not attending school are girls. And the challenge to get girls in school is greatest in Nigeria’s northern states where culture, tradition and the economy bar so many girls from getting a good education.
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Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping
ABC news

The Boko Haram crisis has forced 1.4 million children to flee their homes. Many are girls in fear of being used as pawns in political negotiations.

 

 
 

44% of girls in Nigeria are married before their 18th birthday and 18% are married before the age of 15. According to UNICEF, Nigeria has the third highest absolute number of child brides in the world – 3,538,000 – and the 11th highest prevalence rate of child marriage globally.

 

 
 

Girl Child Labour in Nigeria is the high incidence of girls ages 5–14 who are involved in economic activities outside of education and leisure.

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