The world needs active global citizens who are engaged in the world, knowledgeable about its diversity and passionate about change.
Education is the key to women’s empowerment. Through it, women have better access and opportunities in the workforce, leading to increased income and less isolation at home or exclusion from financial decisions. With an education, women are able to live their dreams by pursuing their own goals and values.
Studies have found that if every girl completed 12 years of education, child marriage would drop by 64% and health complications from early pregnancy, like early births and child deaths, would drop by 59% and 49%, respectively. Educating women and girls also boosts countries’ economies, lowers risk of war and extremism, and has been called the best investment against climate change by the Brookings Institution.