Ad­di­tional fac­tors in­clude:

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Child mar­riage

700m women alive to­day were mar­ried be­fore 18 – more than one-third of them be­fore age 15.

San­i­ta­tion

Some 2.5bn peo­ple – two-thirds of whom live in Asia, and a quar­ter in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, still use unim­proved san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties. The lack of safe, pri­vate toi­lets, in­clud­ing in schools, make women and girls vul­ner­a­ble to vi­o­lence. Bar­ri­ers to com­plet­ing school Poverty, cus­toms that favour the ed­u­ca­tion of boys over girls and the dis­tance to travel to school are just some of the un­der­ly­ing fac­tors that ex­ac­er­bate gen­der gaps in ed­u­ca­tion.

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