“It is proven beyond doubt that when girls in the poorest countries go to school, their education improves the health, wealth and stability of not only their communities but their country as well,” according to this article in the UK edition of Huffington Post. The article notes that in the world’s poorest countries, every school year attended adds 12% to a girl’s income.
With March 8 marking International Women’s Day, the article points out that it is important to demand an education for the 130 million girls worldwide who are currently out of school. “Poverty is sexist,” state the article’s authors. “Demanding governments break down the barriers that prevent girls going to school can end gender injustice, it can help prevent poverty, and it will strengthen global security.”