Without an education, they are less able to lift themselves and their families out of the cycle of poverty. In Marchthe Foreign Office announced it would amend its repatriation policy so that British and year-olds who got into difficulty abroad would no longer have to reimburse the government the costs of their journey home. Sadly, the practice also tends to trap these girls into a lifetime of economic disadvantage. Girls who have no education are three times more likely to marry before 18 than girls who attended secondary school or higher. For programs to succeed, everyone needs to work together to help transform harmful beliefs and practices.
Center for Reproductive Rights.