GIRLS -from A-Z
We took the temperature of girls the world over. Here is what we found – and no this is not fiction!
31 million girls out of school and 585 millions are illiterate.
We can do better – much better. Give girls a choice and a voice.
It is a fact that girls’ education brings high returns not just for income and economic growth, but in other crucial areas as well—including improving children’s and women’s survival rates and health, reducing population growth, protecting children’s rights and delaying child marriage, empowering women in the home and in the workplace, and improving climate change adaptation. The gender gap has narrowed, but progress is starting to stall according to the UN.
The World Economic Forum reports shows that the situation either remains the same or is deteriorating for women in 20 percent of countries.
Pearl Stories and the Girls & Wisdom blog are trying, through contribution, sharing of wisdom and inspiration, to close the wisdom gap.