An Educated Girl is an Empowered Girl:
Investing in girls’ education transforms communities, countries and the entire world. Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families.
Girls’ education strengthens economies and reduces inequality. It contributes to more stable, resilient societies that give all individuals including boys and men the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
But education for girls is about more than access to school. It’s also about girls feeling safe in classrooms and supported in the subjects and careers they choose to pursue including those in which they are often under-represented.
Barriers to girls’ education – like poverty, child marriage and gender-based violence vary among countries and communities. Poor families often favour boys when investing in education which is very unfortunate
In some places, schools do not meet the safety, hygiene or sanitation needs of girls. In others, teaching practices are not gender-responsive and result in gender gaps in learning and skills development. Its important that world Leaders intentionally invest in Education for all including Girls.
Because investing in girls’ secondary education is one of the most transformative development strategies, we priotize efforts that enable girls to complete secondary education and develop the knowledge and skills they need for life and work. This will only be achieved when the most disadvantaged girls are supported to enter and complete pre- primary and primary education.