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ThinkEQUAL: What Would Educational Opportunity Mean for Women and Girls Around the World?

Although the gender gap in education has been decreasing over the past decade, many girls continue to lag behind their male counterparts in equal access to schooling and acquisition of basic skills such as literacy. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 17 million girls are still out of school; in South Asia, another 9.5 million are shut out.

What would equal educational opportunity mean for women and girls around the world?

The World Bank's ThinkEQUAL campaign urges the global community to consider how to balance the equation so that women and girls have a fair chance. Join the Open Forum on Gender on Tuesday, September 20th to participate in the discussion.

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