Why Keeping Girls in School is Vital!

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Did you know?

31 million girls around the world don’t have the opportunity to pursue an education.

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Every day, dozens of girls are taken out of school and forced to work or marry.

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One out of five girls in the developing world doesn’t complete sixth grade.

Yet most of us know that educated girls and women are healthier; have the skills to make choices about their own futures; and can lift themselves, their communities, and their countries out of poverty.

In fact, even one more year in school makes a difference.

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A girl's income increases up to 25% every year she stays in school.

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If India alone enrolled 1% more girls in secondary school, the country’s GDP would rise by $5.5 billion.

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Girls are an important resource for global development, but those living in developing countries do not reach their full potential because they do not receive a proper education. “Girls and women are often shackled by gender roles and outdated traditions, with male privilege and entitlement ensuring that when educational opportunities are limited, boys will take available classroom space. Gender roles and traditions that keep girls from school contribute an additional barrier to universal education: illiterate mothers,” continues Ascencios, “When we ensure that children have access to a rights-based, quality education that is rooted in gender equality, we create a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations to come.”

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The world is starting to recognize girls are a key factor in global development. The United Nations is addressing the issue, awareness has increased around the world tenfold, and girls have earned a top spot on the radar of social justice issues.

Did you know?

Million Girl Army works with our partner organizations to get girls in schools worldwide.

Will you join us in playing a part of keeping girls in school?

Your monthly contribution to Million Girl Army could help us keep one more girl in school, changing her life and the lives of girls in future generations.

Consider being one of our monthly partners here at MGA.

https://mga.nationbuilder.com/recurring_donation

 

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