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How giving more support to boys could set girls free from inequality

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In order to build a more equal society for women and girls, we must pay attention to the development of boys, former prison governor Sue Brookes told Tes Scotland.

“Ultimately, they end up more likely to be excluded from school, more likely to exhibit violent behaviour and more likely to be the victims of violence themselves, and 8,000 of them are in prison,” she said. “As a society, we should be thinking about that. Many of the things I see [heads] doing in response to adverse childhood circumstances will also address the issues for boys, but I still don’t think we really understand sometimes ...

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