The powerful video by Girl Effect which explains the relationships between poverty, education, women’s rights, family planning, and the risk of HIV.
Investments in girls such as more years in educational programs have a positive impact on girls, families and communities. The website of the organization provides besides other resources a fact sheet with stunning numbers:
- the wage of a girl rises by 10 - 20% with an extra year in primary school
- more education leads to a later marriage, fewer and healthier children
- women spend 90% of their income for their family (men 30 - 40%)
We can do something. Let’s act now.
Spread awareness, not AIDS.