7 ways to help refugee girls go to school

7 ways to help refugee girls go to school

"Her Turn", a report from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reveals that refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol in school as their male peers. Social and cultural conventions often result in boys being prioritized over girls to attend school. Poor facilities such as a lack of appropriate toilet facilities and menstrual supplies can block refugee girls' access to schools. To help more refugee girls get a quality education, UNHCR's report highlights a number of actions and policies that are both effective and deliverable. "If we continue to neglect refugee girls' education, the consequences will be felt for generations," said Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. "It is time to make refugee girls' education a priority."