70% of the world’s illiterate are women, and in over 20 developing countries, less than 30% of women can read.
Studies show that educated women are less likely to contract HIV/AIDS or be exploited by human traffickers, and more likely to marry later, have fewer children, actually send their children to school, and contribute to family income.
Not only is empowering women the right thing to do, but it’s better for everyone! For more, check out this cool article: “11 Facts About Education Around the World”.
(Written by social media intern Willa Murphy)