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Closing the education gender gap

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By Euronews
Closing the education gender gap

<p>This week’s Learning World gives three perspectives on the educational gender gap that exists in the developing world. </p> <p><strong>Second chance for married girls, Senegal</strong></p> <p>First we meet Diénéba, a 19-year-old mother. Her life took a turn for the worse in 2005, when an arranged marriage forced her to leave school. In her village, everything but marriage can wait. Now however, thanks to an <span class="caps">NGO</span> that campaigns for equal rights in the developing world, she has gone back to her beloved studies and hopes one day to become a mathematician. </p> <p><strong>“Secondary school is key for girls”, says Carol Bellamy</strong></p> <p>In our second story, euronews talks to former <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> Director Carol Bellamy about the many challenges which face women and girls today.</p> <p><strong>Flexible Learning Helps Girls, Bangladesh</strong></p> <p>Finally we go to Bangladesh, where poverty forces young girls to leave school and find work to support their families. There a revolutionary new programme is focusing on flexible learning, meaning some now have the opportunity to get an education while making a living.</p>