Research shows that the consequences of not educating girls are not only felt by the individual girls but by the entire society.
If you educate a girl she’ll:
- Earn up to 25 percent more and reinvest 90 percent in her family.
- Be three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
- Have fewer, healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.
So it appears that if you educate girls then you not improve the quality of their lives but, it seems, you also improve the quality of everybody’s life.
Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns – Ban K-Moon, United Nations Secretary General.
If we want a functional, happy, healthy world we need to find ways to unleash more girl power it seems…
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