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Stolen childhood, lost learning : safe schools every girl's right

, Index number: ACT 77/010/2007

Schools are places for children to learn and grow. But many girls all over the world go to school fearing for their safety, dreading humiliating and violent treatment, simply hoping to get through another day. In this information sheet Amnesty International calls on government officials and schools, supported by parents, community leaders and non-governmental organizations, to take six steps. These include the prohibition of forms of violence against girls and the provision of support services for girls who have suffered violence.

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