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Right to Inclusive Development of the Girl Child in Africa

  • Olanike Adelakun-Odewale
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Abstract

Many African economies are developing fast but concerns abound about the quality of this development. Large groups of poor and vulnerable people have remained excluded from this development. Sustained poverty reduction and economic growth require inclusive development that allows women to contribute to and benefit from the development process. This chapter establishes the need to include the girl child in the African development process through quality education. This chapter examines whether, given equal opportunities as the boy child, the female child can contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in Africa. This chapter assesses the legal framework of the protection and development of the girl child in a bid to determine the adequacy of laws to ensure inclusive development of the girl child in Africa.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University of NigeriaYolaNigeria

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