In Lebanon, in 1970, 17 per cent of girls aged 6 to 14 were out of school. This percentage increased to 38 per cent for girls between the ages 14 and 19. After 19, only 8.9 per cent continued their education. Percentage of illiterate women in 1970: 53 per cent. Recently the demand for women's education has increased and more opportunities have been made available.