Small stipends make a big difference in the lives of schoolgirls in Niger

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Girls education in Niger

Investing in girls' education is one of the ways to contribute to our common future, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a message on the International Day of the Girl Child, observed on 11 October.

The Secretary-General says empowering girls, ensuring their human rights and addressing the discrimination and violence they face are essential to progress for all humanity.

In Niger, where one-third of girls are married before they turn 15, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is sponsoring a scholarship programme which keeps girls in school while providing their guardians with a small income.

Dianne Penn reports.

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