Share our Infographic to Celebrate International Women’s Day
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day.
There are 775 million adults in the world who cannot read. Nearly two-thirds of them are women. Over half of the 61 million children not in primary school are girls. We need to change this.
Educating girls has benefits not just for themselves but also for their families, communities and countries. With a quality education, girls can help improve their country’s social and economic well-being.
Did you know that some countries lose more than $1 billion a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys?
The Global Partnership for Education works to ensure that more girls get into school and receive a quality education. Our 2012 Results for Learning Report shows that 68% of girls in GPE countries now finish primary school, compared to 56% in 2002 and 18 GPE partner countries now have as many girls as boys completing primary school.
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, we ask you to please share this infographic (or these postcard versions) with your friends, family and colleagues to remind them that educating girls makes them healthy, wealthy and is also a wise investment.