Girls' education brings human rights benefits

Girls play in the schoolyard at Santo Niño Elementary School in the town of Tanauan, Philippines. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Educating girls could help change societies and improve the lives of millions, according to the UN Human Rights chief.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is also urging countries to ensure that girls have safe access to quality education that includes information about human rights.

His comments came during a panel discussion held in Geneva on Tuesday.

Dianne Penn reports.

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