130 million girls between 6 and 17 are out of school and nearly half a billion women worldwide are illiterate. Millions of females around the world are denied the right to an education and will never step foot inside a classroom.
A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
On a global scale, there are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary schools
A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult