Prime Minister Modi recently told a nationwide gathering of students, that he intends to make the education of girls a priority for India. He said his government has put into place many measures to ensure education for all girls, such as building toilets for girls. There are states in India where half the schools don’t have toilets, and this issue certainly needs attention.
However, The 50 Million Missing Campaign believes that one of the most critical issues that needs to be urgently addressed, is the escalation of incidents of rape and violence on girls while they are in school or while they are on their way to or going home from school.
Schools are now increasingly seen as unsafe places for girls in India. This is one of the major reasons many families in rural and slum areas are unwilling to send their girls to school, and often…
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