EMPOWERED GIRLS CHANGE EVERYTHING

As women and girls are more likely to be affected by extreme poverty, they are the key to solving the challenges that create the circumstance .  The proven social return of investing in women and girls demonstrates the need to prioritize gender equality.  When girls and women, especially those who have experienced poverty directly, are empowered and provided with the opportunity to lead, extreme poverty becomes a thing of the past.  

 
 

GIRLS INVEST 90% OF THEIR INCOME INTO THEIR FAMILY

Women invest 90% of their income back into their families, compared to just 45% of income invested by men.    UN 2016

 

EDUCATED WOMEN
PROMOTE EDUCATION 

Women who have had some
education are twice as likely to
send their children to school.
UNICEF 2012

 

GIRLS' EDUCATION GROWS
THE ECONOMY 

When 10% more girls go to
school, a country's GDP
increases on average by 3%.
USAID 2012

 

GIRLS' EDUCATION REDUCES
CHILD MARRIAGE

If all girls had a secondary
education, there would be
⅔ fewer child marriages.  
The Girl Effect, 2012

GIRLS' EDUCATION INCREASES WAGES DRAMATICALLY

Every additional year of secondary school that a girl attends, her
wage will increase by 25%.
The Girl Effect, 2012

 

GIRLS' EDUCATION REDUCES MATERNAL DEATHS

All maternal death would be reduced by ⅔ if every mother completed primary education.
EPA Global Monitoring Report 2012

 

 
 

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