57 million children worldwide are not enrolled in primary school. Girls are more likely to be out of school than boys for both primary and secondary age groups, even for girls living in better-off households.
If nothing changes, there will be 142 million child marriages in the developing countries between now and 2020. That’s 37,000 girls per day.
When a girl in the developing world receives 7 or more years of education, she marries 4 years later and has 2 fewer children.
For every 1,000 girls educated, 3 less women will die in childbirth.
Every year of school increases a girl’s individual earning power by 10 to 20 percent.
With more than 200 Chapters in U.S. middle schools and high schools, and a Partner School Network active in 10 countries, GLI is working to promote girls’ access to quality education internationally, while also developing the next generation of young leaders in the global movement for human rights and equality.