A report by the International Center for Research on Women examines the factors that contribute to girls ages 14-18 dropping out of school in West Nile, Uganda. The report finds that more than 50 percent of girls in the region state that economic factors were primarily to blame, and pregnancy is the second most frequent response given (13.1 percent) for why girls left school. The report contains recommendations for how governments and communities can ensure girls remain in school, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education.
Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries
Grantmaking seeks to identify, test, and develop innovations in secondary education in developing countries that can spur systemic change and improve economically marginalized girls’ demand for, access to, and retention in quality secondary level education.