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School closures putting girls at risk worldwide

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RoyalCorgi Mon 01-Jun-20 15:01:44

This article is about how important it is for schools to remain open because closing schools puts girls at risk of genital mutilation and forced marriage.

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jun/01/many-girls-have-been-cut-how-coronavirus-global-school-closures-left-children-at-risk

Fortunately the journalist seems to understand what a girl is.

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RoyalCorgi Mon 01-Jun-20 15:02:33

I ought to clarify that I'm not arguing for schools to remain open during a pandemic, just that as a general point it's really important that girls are able to attend school because it reduces the risk of things like FGM and forced marriage.

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OldCrone Mon 01-Jun-20 16:03:23

Fortunately the journalist seems to understand what a girl is.

On the whole, yes, but FGM stands for 'female genital mutilation', so I did wonder why she refers to this as 'forced genital mutilation' in the first paragraph (but it is the Guardian).

Covid-19 school closures have exposed children around the world to human rights abuses such as forced genital mutilation, early marriage and sexual violence, child protection experts say.

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