Policy Brief on the Status of the Girl Child in East Africa

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All East African member states are committed, via their espousal of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals, to promote the wellbeing and development of the girl child. This policy brief examines the status of the girl child in East Africa, the progress made in protecting their rights, challenges facing girls and their causes and makes recommendations for accelerating progress.