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Editor’s Note: A version of this blog was previously published by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs.

This story is part of our month-long #SheFightsPoverty blog series in honor of International Women’s Day 2018.

Jennifer, a young mother from Gulu, Uganda, faced bleak prospects after her husband passed away. She had been kicked out of her home by her in-laws and had no job with which to support her family. Without a high school education, she was not optimistic about finding opportunities. “Even casual jobs were not easy to come by, because…not many economically engaging activities were taking place within my village,” she said.

Across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young women like Jennifer are sidelined from economic opportunities. The International Labor…

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