Right now, there are 130 million girls being denied education in this world. That’s more girls than than three times the population of Canada who can’t go to school because of poverty and sexism.
Of course, all children deserve a good education, but in the poorest countries girls are denied this opportunity more often than boys. Kind of unfair, don’t you think?
Nowhere on this planet do women have as many opportunities as men and it’s time for that to change.
Education is crucial for moving out of poverty, and every year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings. Not only is this great for the girl, but it’s positive for her family, her community and her country. It’s a no-brainer.
But 130 million is a big number. And sometimes it’s easy to become desensitized and compound those numbers into one nameless entity. But with a little help from international advocacy agency ONE, we can make sure that each and every girl is counted.
By simply claiming your number and uploading a photo or video to let the world know you stand behind each and every one of them.
ONE will then present the count to “leaders and representatives around the world to urge them to mobilize resources and support key policy reforms that will help get these girls into school.” Need some inspiration?
So what are you waiting for? Claim your number and join the count.
Education is power and empowered girls and women are what this world needs more of.