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When a parent is ill, children’s school attendance
drops because child labour may be needed to pay
medical expenses, because families cannot afford to
pay school fees, and because carers are needed for
sick relatives: the impact of an increased domestic
workload often falls disproportionately on girls.

Once orphaned, adolescent girls may be ‘pawned’
to a relative or neighbour to work in return for
money paid to the fostering family, or may seek
work in towns (some in sex work and domestic
work in the informal economy) in order to provide
for the needs of younger children in their household.
This has an impact on the life opportunities of young women, including their access to education.

Gender inequality around the world > Social > Education > Discrimination against girls

    The face of poverty is female

    What is SRHR?
    Equal opportunities for all

Gender inequality around the world 
    1. Health
    Maternal health
    2. Education
    Early and forced marriage
    Discrimination against girls
    Comprehensive sexuality education
    3. Sexual and Gender Based Violence
    1. Unpaid care burdens
    2. Formal and informal markets
    3. Empowerment
    1. Discrimination
    2. Changing social norms
    3. Peace building
IPPF’s recommendations: 6 steps for moving towards equality and sustainable development
    1. Laws that support sexual and reproductive health and rights
    2. Funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights
    3. Measure the outcomes that really matter
    4. Engage men and boys as partners in gender transformative change
    5. Laws to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence
    6. Strengthening political capacity of women at the grassroots level

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