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Girl child

Fatimata writes and draws in her school notebooks inside her parents' tent. Behind her, piled up, are the mattresses and blankets that would have served as her dowry.
UNHCR

Fatimata, 12, had a narrow escape after resisting an arranged marriage, but her case reflects a wider problem among Malian refugees in Mauritania.

UNESCO

Children who are excluded from education often face multiple and overlapping disadvantages. They are poor, rural and often girls. In this data interactive a clearer picture is drawn on why they are out of school.