There 130 million youth worldwide who are not in school. Of these 130 million youth, 70% are girls. In developing countries, only one out of every four girls attends school.
These little girls will grow up to be women. Many will become child brides; they will become wives and mothers before they are women. This is provided that they survive childbirth, as the leading cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide is maternal mortality.
We speak often of a “war on poverty”, but in order to adequately win the war on poverty, we must end the war on women worldwide. Read more