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Madonna: Reading and writing 'basic human right'

2 June 2013 Last updated at 08:57 BST

Madonna has told the BBC that she believes literacy is a basic human right.

She was speaking to the BBC's Greg McKenzie at a concert in support of Chime for Change, a campaign set up to help empower girls and women around the world.

Beyoncé is one of the co-founders of the campaign was the artistic director of the concert and Madonna said she thought it was a great idea.