вторник, 8 марта 2011 г.

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

8th March 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.  100 years later, there’ve been gains - yet we continue to campaign for all women’s rights, not least in education.

Whilst there’s been progress enabling girls to go to school, especially in the last ten years, the fact remains that two thirds of the 796 illiterate adults are women, and 55% of out-of-school children are girls.  Women and girls continue to be discriminated in both the access to education, and the benefits of education when they get to school.

The BIG READ: girls & women’s education
Screen_shot_2011-02-24_at_13.05.09That’s why GCE’s 2011 Action Week is focusing on girls & women’s education.  Take part in the Big Story by visiting www.globalactionweek.org (2-8th May 2011).

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