We’ve had enough of girls being told “no.” We’ve had enough of prejudice, ignorance, and poverty limiting girls’ lives.
It’s 2017 and being born a girl in the poorest places can still mean NO education, NO sanitation, NO healthcare, NO connectivity. If you’ve had enough of NO, join us in the fight for women everywhere.
On International Women’s Day 2017, ONE Members around the world are standing up and demanding our leaders to do MORE to help empower women and girls around the world by giving them equal access and ability to go to school and receive a quality education!
The facts are clear, 2.8 MILLION children’s lives could be saved each year if all women had access to secondary education. It has been estimated that if all women completed primary education, the under-five mortality rate would fall by 15% in low- and lower- middle-income countries, saving almost a million children’s lives every year. Secondary education has an even greater impact: if all women in these countries completed secondary education, the under-five mortality rate would fall by 49% – saving 3 million children’s lives annually.
Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country.
Join ONE Carleton March 8th and Rally for Education on International Women’s Day!
There will be sign waving, chanting, inspiring speakers and tons of international love going around – you won’t want to miss this, bring your friends and let’s do some good!