An Educated Girl

by Hadia Choudri in United Kingdom

An Educated Girl
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Millions of girls in Pakistan are still out of school so please donate and make a difference today!Pakistan has the second highest number of...

by Hadia Choudri in United Kingdom

Millions of girls in Pakistan are still out of school so please donate and make a difference today!

Pakistan has the second highest number of girls out of school of any country in the world. With a population of about 207 million, including an estimated 80 million school-age children, Pakistan has nearly 22.5 million children out of school, the majority of them girls.

- "We can reduce the number of child marriages, in turn decreasing the number of child mothers. In a region where a girl receives seven or more years of education, the wedding date is delayed by four years. " (UNPF)

- "We can reduce infant and child mortality. A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5. And every extra year of education reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5% to 10%" (UNESCO)

- "We can reduce the risk of sex trafficking. Most trafficked women and girls are from poor and uneducated families." (United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human trafficking)

- "We can boost economies. In a study of 100 countries, every 1% increase in women with secondary education boosted a country’s annual per capita income growth rate by 0.3 percentage points. " (World Bank)

-"For every extra year of primary education, a girl’s eventual wage rate increases an average of 10% to 20%" (World Bank)

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