UNGA tackles the cost of unequal access to education for girls

UN General Assembly

Palestinian schoolgirls sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA-run school, on the first day of a new school year, in Gaza City August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Worldwide, 61 million children are out of primary school–53 percent of which are girls.

Girls are out of school “due to poverty, gender norms and lack of services and viable alternatives,” according to the U.N.