Happy #internationalwomensday! Here's to women--past, present and future--who have or will make a positive impact on our world.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 9:44:00 PM
50 Captivating Photos of Girls Going to School Around the World
Gender should not be a factor in education.
Globally, 65 million girls are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, two-thirds are women. There are 33 million fewer girls in primary school than boys.
Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save millions of lives, including the lives of young girls around the world. The statistics are startling: If every woman around the globe had a primary and secondary education, child deaths would be cut in half, saving 3 million people. A girl with eight years of education is four times less likely to marry as a child. If a girl earned just one extra year of education, she can earn 20 percent more as an adult.
To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ve rounded up 50 photos of girls going to school around the world.