🇫🇷 #France's high school reform in 2021 had an unexpected side effect: a significant portion of girl students dropped math.

In 2020, 44% chose advanced math—the following year, this number fell to 24%.

@ShirliSitbon has more on the phenomenon for the #DayoftheGirl ⤵️
@ShirliSitbon 🇲🇬 Child marriage is a daily reality for tens of thousands of young girls in #Madagascar.

"When a girl turns 12 or 13, she becomes a new source of income for the family", explains @Galaelle for #DayoftheGirl.

"She is sacrificed to allow the family to survive" ⤵️
@ShirliSitbon @Galaelle 🇲🇬 The consequences for young girls promised into marriage are "irreversible".

"It's impossible to build a stable, healthy, developed society if young girls' fundamental rights are not guaranteed," reports @Galaelle on #DayoftheGirl ⤵️
@ShirliSitbon @Galaelle 🇧🇷 In #Brazil, 7% of teenage girls will become mothers.

A football team is working to change that.

Watch FRANCE 24's report for the #DayoftheGirl ⤵️

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