Originally published on World Economic Forum, by Sonia Elks

11 million girls may not return to school after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • For every dollar invested into girls’ rights and education, developing nations could see a return of $2.80, according to a new report.
  • Targets to improve girls education are included in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, signed by world leaders in 2015.
  • Around 130 million girls worldwide were out of school before COVID-19, according to UNESCO, and more than 11 million may not return to classes.

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