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Beninese students explain why girls should go to school [VIDEO]

This year, the theme for the #IWD2016 was #PledgeForParity. We also joined the campaign of the Yali network #Africa4Her. In honor of  this special day, we asked a group of high school students from Benin (Africa) "Why should girls go to school like boys?" Our first video is available below. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos!

Around the world, girls face barriers to education that boys do not. But educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. The statistics below from the film 'Girl Rising' offer insights on those barriers and also illustrate the lasting impact education has on girls, families, communities and nations around the world. 31 million girls of primary school age are out of school around the world, and women make up nearly two thirds of the world's illiterate adults. (UNESCO, 2013)In total around the world, 62 million girls are not in school. (USAIDS, 2015)$33 billion is India's potential econo…

Happy international women's day! Joyeuse journée internationale de la Femme!