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Closing the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa

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We hear that girls in Africa don’t have the same opportunities as boys to get a decent education, that discrimination is shutting women out of the jobs and assets they need to provide a better standard of living for their families, that the benefits of economic growth are being wiped out because women are having too many children, and that thousands of women are dying in childbirth because they don’t have access to basic healthcare.  

While all of these things are true, they also hide something that you rarely hear – that Africa has been making significant progress and even has a thing or two to teach the rest of the world. read more

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  • author: By Makhtar Diop, Awa Marie Coll-Seck and Cristina Duarte
  • Link: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/opinion/2016/02/25/closing-the-gender-gap-lessons-from-africa
  • Date: 25 February 2016
  • Media: The World Bank
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