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Students walk past a U.S. soldier in Baghdad’s Ameen district on October 14, 2008.
Education is crucial for every human in this world. However, women had been excluded from education for years and in some places in the world they still are. In spite of the progress that has been made in fighting for women’s equal rights, it seems that there’s still a long way to go.
According to Unicef, estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 32 million girls of lower secondary school age were out of school in 2013. Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest proportion of countries with gender parity: only two out of 35 countries.
The following pictures prove what is like for a girl to go to school in different places of the world:
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Pupils walk on September 10, 2013 inside the Gambool high school in the Garowe region, Somaliland. The school is a project funded by the European Commission and has the capacity for 1,750 pupils both boys and girls. As key partners, Somalia and the European Union (EU) will be co-hosting a High Level Conference on A New Deal for Somalia in Brussels on September 16, 2013.
School girls, wearing surgical masks, cross a street at lunch time in Kyoto, western Japan November 19, 2014.
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A woman accompanies some students as they wade in the shallow part of a rocky beach to their school to attend the first day of classes in Sitio Kinabuksan, Kawag village, Subic, Zambales Province, north of Manila June 1, 2015.
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Children sit on the ground with a temporary roof to protect them against the strong sun in a small village called Bilwadi in the state of Rajasthan. The children who come from nomadic families are 6-14 years olds who are taught mathematics as well as reading and writing in Hindi. This photo was taken on October 29, 2014.
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Iranian school girls observe Members of Parliament discussing a draft to limit photographer’s and cameramen’s access to cover parliament’s open sessions in Tehran on February 27, 2013.
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School girls walk past riot police standing guard outside Hillbrow magistrate court during an appearance of students who were arrested during a protest demanding free education at the Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, October 12, 2016.
The United States
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Precious Perez listens during a class on United States history at a high school in Chelsea, Massachusetts January 24, 2014. Sixteen-year-old Perez has been blind since birth. She lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a working-class city on the outskirts of Boston. Her life is both like and unlike that of many of her contemporaries, blind or sighted. She walks with a friend to their public high school in the morning, takes voice lessons, plays goalball, and spends her time on social media. Picture taken January 24, 2014.
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School students walk down a street in Hong Kong on July 4, 2016.
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Girls attend a class at a school in the forest in Xapuri, Acre State, in northwestern Brazil, on October 8, 2014.
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An Iraqi school girl walks up the bank of a river after crossing the waterway on a small wooden boat in the district of Al-Mishikhab, some 25 kilometers south of the holy city of Najaf, as they head to school on April 1, 2015. According to Iraqi women in this area boat is one of the only ways for them to travel.
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A girl carrying a school bag walks in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus October 21, 2014.
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Chinese children attend a class at the Jinqao Center Primary School in Shanghai on September 1, 2014.
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Afghan schoolgirls board a bus in Qara Zaghan village in Baghlan province on May 7, 2013.
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Two school girls walk towards a commuter train in Kikuyu, Kenya, on September 13, 2016. The railway in Kenya has a long history, with the British laying the country’s first rail in 1896.
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High-school graduates celebrate the last day of their classes in Moscow’s Red Square on May 25, 2011.
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Two school girls walk at Kairaba avenue in Banjul, Gambia January 24, 2017.
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Brazilian UN peacekeepers distribute juice and crackers to students at the Immaculate Conception School February 6, 2013 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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Savar, Bangladesh – April 13: Girls in school uniform walking along a road after school on April 13, 2016 in Savar, Bangladesh.
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School girls walk down the street in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s birth village of Aradan, east of Tehran, March 12, 2008.
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Withington Independent Girls School students celebrate getting good grades on their A level exams on August 15, 2013 in Manchester, England.
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A Moroccan girl walks to the school in Taghzirt, an isolated village in the el-Haouz province in the High Atlas Mountains south of Marrakesh on March 4, 2016.
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Pakistani school girls pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, at their school in Peshawar on October 12, 2012.
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School children wearing costumes walk during a school excursion to a permanent exhibition at Velazquez research centre in Seville May 11, 2009.
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Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on May 20, 2013, after traveling from their town of Kalmunai, over 231 miles away.
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Students of the 7th and 8th classes swimming during a school triathlon on June 19, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
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Students take the annual Scholastic Aptitude Test at the Poongmun high school in Seoul on November 13, 2014.
Central African Republic
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A student stands in a classroom at a school in the capital city of Bangui, Central African Republic on March 12, 2014.
Cuban schoolgirls read during class on November 13, 2012 in Havana.
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Girls pose at a rural school at La Palizada in Tulcan, Carchi province, in Ecuador close to the Colombian border on November 7, 2012.
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Kashmiri school girls playing during recess in Kulhama district, Bandipora on August 11, 2015 in Srinagar, India.
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