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Burundi: African Union Shouldn’t Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls from School

In June, Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools.

  • Agnes Odhiambo and Elin Martinez
  • allAfrica

Burundi’s Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school.

Ola 1aBurundi’s ban is contrary to the country’s constitution and many domestic laws , and undermines the state’s education goals .

Indeed, Burundi’s law against gender discrimination protects girls’ right to go back to school and…

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