The Girls Education Advocacy Research Network (GEARN) was created by the British Council to encourage home-grown research and advocacy as a strategy for promoting girls' education in northern Nigeria. Through the network studies were conducted by in six states (Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Niger, Plateau and Zamfara) by multi-sector teams of practitioners from government ministries, academic institutions and civil society organizations to enable better understanding of the realities of girls’ experiences, deep-rooted local contexts, traditions and practices that reinforce gender inequity in education. The overarching purpose of the project was to provide lived realities of schooling experience for girls in northern Nigeria, identify the barriers to achievement and assess the effectiveness of notable girls’ education initiatives. The findings are intended to make recommendations to impact policy and further action for the advancement of girls’ education.
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