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Lamoureaux said that some of these challenges are present before girls are even born, as in some societies a baby boy is more desirable than a girl.Lamoureaux highlighted other difficulties girls face, such as access to education, domestic labor and gender-based violence. The ambassador said that as part of its International Bilateral Assistance Program -- which does a great deal to increase gender equality -- Canada works alongside local groups in Lebanon. Many Lebanese girls have access to education, including postsecondary education, Lamoureaux said. In light of that, a much attention was also paid to the kind of future that girls growing up in Lebanon can expect.
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