Girls & women need more education

Educated women are powerful change agents. What a shame that:
  • 65 miiilion of the 121 million children in the world who don’t go to school are girls
  • In sub-Saharan Africa south at least 24 million girls don’t go to school
  • Two-thirds of the 150 million children in the world who quit school before the fifth grade are girls.
  • 875 million adults in the world can’t read or write, almost 600 million are women.

(As reported by Andreas Lonn, World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child)