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When girls and women are educated, societies are transformed. Both the immediate benefit and long-term impact are staggering. The health of the girl and her family improves, economies get stronger, and the cycle of education continues into future generations.

What happens when you educate a girl

SHE CAN INCREASE HER INCOME

A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.

Source: The World Bank, 2011.

SHE INVESTS IN FUTURE GENERATIONS

Educated women invest 90% of their income into their families and communities.

Source: Phil Borges. 2007. Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World. New York.

SHE MARRIES LATER

Girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children.

Source: International Center for Research on Women, 2006.

SHE IS OLDER WHEN SHE HAS CHILDREN

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have children at an early age.

Source: UNESCO, 2013.

SHE HAS HEALTHIER CHILDREN

A literate mother has a 50% higher chance of her child surviving past the age of 5.

Source: UNESCO, 2011.

SHE CONTINUES THE CYCLE OF EDUCATION

An educated mother is more than twice as likely to send her children to school.

Source: UNICEF, 2010.

SHE EXPERIENCES LESS DISCRIMINATION

Girls and young women who are educated have greater awareness of their rights.

Source: Education First: An Initiative of the United Nations Secretary General, 2012.

SHE MAKES HER OWN DECISIONS

Educated girls and women have greater confidence and freedom to make decisions that affect their lives.

Source: Education First: An Initiative of the United Nations Secretary General, 2012.

What would a world of educated girls look like?
Imagine the possibilities.

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