+ 50 %
Increase in chances a child born to a mother who can read is more likely to survive past age 5.
Estimated children's lives that could have been saved in Africa's poorest states if their mothers had at least a secondary education.
-5 to 10 %
Reduction of the probability of infant mortality by each extra year of a mother's schooling.
Increase in probability women with post-primary education are more educated on the perils of contracting HIV and AIDS compared to illiterate women.
- Burkina Faso: Girls in Burkina Faso are taking enormous strides.
- Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s political leaders champion girls’ education.
- Ghana: Ghana is breaking down gender stereotypes.
- Yemen: Improving girls’ education in Yemen’s rural provinces.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education on the Report
Prema Clarke, author of the report on the progress on girls education
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Last Modified: June 06, 2012