Today (11/10) is the The International Day of the Girl. The focus this year is on education. Here are some things I learnt today:
- 70 per cent of the one billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls.
- Girls are three times more likely to starve than boys
- 65 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school.
- If they have the chance to go to school, girls are six times less likely to be married early.
While I was reading this information,I felt really sympathetic for these women and children. It is so sad that women are more deprived that men.
I will definitely try to help improve poverty, education and life skills for women and girls.