It's hard enough being a girl. It's even harder when you're denied an education.

Vivian Onano, youth adviser to the United Nations Youth Envoy, took a look at why an alarming number of girls aren't in school.

Onano grew up in rural Kenya, raised by a single mother on an unstable income. Despite this, she stayed in school. Many of her classmates, however, weren't as fortunate.


Because of poverty, bias against women and girls, and stereotypes, girls around the world aren't receiving the education they need to succeed.

It will take decades (or even centuries) to even begin to fix this issue. While the students in the video have a few great suggestions, the best thing we can do is to educate ourselves on the topic.

The video is a great place to start.

This article originally appeared on 09.22.17


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In the 1960s, psychologist Julian Stanley realized that if you took the best-testing seventh graders from around the country and gave them standard college entry exams, those kids would score, on average, about as well as the typical college-bound high school senior.

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