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Jenny Perlman Robinson: Significant Challenges for Girls to Go to School, Stay in School, and Learn while There

A schoolgirl reacts to the camera as she sits on a rickshaw on her way to school in the old quarters of Delhi

August 26 is Women's Equality Day, designated by the U.S. Congress to commemorate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—enfranchising American women—coming into effect in 1920. Today, Jenny Perlman Robinson, a nonresident fellow with the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, joined in a Google Hangout sponsored by Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, to discuss the challenges of educating girls worldwide.

Watch the hangout video below, which starts about 25 minutes into the discussion:

Robinson notes in the video that while great progress has been made in getting more children, especially girls, into school, there are (at least) four key challenges that remain.

The Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) has conducted significant research in the area of promoting girls' education, including:

See also CUE's work on how to address the learning crisis, conducted as part of the Learning Metrics Task Force.

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