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Africa’s Governments Can Do More to Protect Pregnant Students

African Committee Should Press Countries to Respect Girls’ Right to Education

Across Africa each year, tens of thousands of adolescent girls drop out of school or suffer discrimination or exclusion from schools because they are pregnant or have become mothers.

  • Adi Radhakrishnan
  • HRW

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, teenage pregnancies have increased in various African countries.

Many girls’ futures are at stake and a pan-African response is greatly needed.

The African Union’s African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child will convene this week to review compliance with the African child rights treaty of the Republic of the…

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