The Guardian: International Women's Day 2016

During their coverage of International Women’s Day 2016The Guardian asked Noella “What does equality mean?”

Here’s how Noella answered:

"Equality to me means having access to opportunity. We can all agree that girls should be able to read and write at the same level as boys, but the way to achieve this is by ensuring that girls have access to education. Gender inequality pervades Congolese society and is compounded by extreme poverty. When families can afford to send their children to school, they choose the boys, while the girls work on domestic tasks. This is why the Malaika school offers a free and high quality education to 230 girls. Any attempt to bring about equality must take into account this intersection between gender and economics."
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