Why The AU Shouldn't Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls From School

Burundi has joined Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Togo in applying a punitive and discriminatory school policy against pregnant girls and teenage mothers. This new policy is a backward step, effectively deny these girls an education, writes  Agnes Odhiambo and Elin Martinez for Human Rights Watch.

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“Mary” is determined to provide an education for her son. She hopes to become a hairdresser and earn a living for herself and her son.

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