Discrimination against girls starts at a young age. Many are denied the opportunity to access quality pre-primary education which is crucial if girls are to reach their potential.
Often girls are denied an education because they have to stay at home due look after their siblings, and also work in the home including cooking and collecting water.
In a refugee situation, language barrier can be a major difficulty at school and is often the reason for early drop out.
For every year of education a girl completes, her future income increases by more than 10%.
Parents often remove their daughters from school during conflict for fear of gender-based violence.
Girls’ exposure to violence increases during times of crises. An ordinary task like collecting water or going to the toilet can put them at risk.