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International Women's Day

Happy IWD today and everyday.


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Where you can donate - Organizations promoting equality of education

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  • “Educating girls saves lives and builds stronger families, communities and economies. An educated female population increases a country's productivity and fuels economic growth. Some countries lose more than $1 billion a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.” Source

  • Gender-equitable education systems can contribute to reductions in school-related gender-based violence and harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation. Source

  • Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence, and fragility. Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; have the opportunity to complete all levels of education acquiring the knowledge and skills to compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives; and contribute to their communities and the world. Source

  • Case studies and resources: United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative

  • Girl Rising Documentary

  • Read: How I learned to understand the world by Hans Rosling

  • Read: Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men




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