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26 Aug 2017 description
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With the Taliban regaining ground, we look at some of the obstacles and success stories in a country where conflict and cultural values have affected millions of children.

In 2001, the Taliban lorded over Afghanistan. Their iron rule meant that fewer than one million boys went to school - and girls were almost completely excluded from education.

By last year, after 15 years of conflict, peace-building and efforts to rid the country of the fundamentalist group, that figure had soared. More than nine million children were at school - 40% of them were girls.

28 Jul 2017 description
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Sindh's education minister said the province was taking part in a nationwide enrolment drive to get every child into school.

The education minister of Pakistan's Sindh province has promised that "sincere efforts" are being made to help three million children who are out of school.

Jam Mehtab Dahar revealed to lawmakers yesterday that 2,876,324 children are not getting an education - but said Sindh was taking part in a nationwide enrolment drive to get every child into school.

13 Mar 2017 description
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This week we have been marking International Women's Day with inspiring stories about people who are tackling gender inequality. Here we look at the continuing attacks on girls' education. Around the world there are 121 million children and adolescents who don't go to school.

Girls make up 53% of those out of primary school and 52% of of those out of lower secondary school, even though only 48% of the world’s under-15 population are girls, according to the Global Partnership for Education.