Happy birthday to our Messenger of Peace @Malala and thank you for your tireless commitment to girls' education!
In her own words, "When you educate women, society changes completely." Not educating girls has a very high cost for us all. According to the new @MalalaFund -@WorldBank study, if every girl worldwide received 12 years of free, safe, quality education, lifetime earnings for women could increase by $15 trillion to $30 trillion globally. Women with primary education only earn 14 to 19% more than women with no education at all, but those with secondary education earn almost twice as much. Girls who complete secondary school become healthier, more prosperous adults, with smaller families and children who are less at risk of illness and death and more likely to succeed.
Depriving girls of education has dramatic costs for girls themselves, their families, communities and societies. These include greater rates of poverty, higher rates of child marriage, increased fertility rates, and reduced engagement in personal, familial and community decision making. 📸: UN Photo / Mark Garten
#GlobalGoals #Malala - 4 days ago