The International Day of the Girl: Education

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.

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