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An extra year of secondary school can increase a girl’s potential income by 15 to 25%. Every 3 seconds, a girl is forced or coerced to marry. If all girls had secondary education in subSaharan Africa and South and West Asia child marriage would fall by 64%.

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62 MILLION GIRLS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL

An increase of 1% in girls’ secondary education attendance adds 0.3% to a country’s GDP.

Closing the Gender Gap  
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