United Nations Millennium Development Goal 3:
To promote gender equality and empower women
-A baby born to an educated woman has a much better chance of surviving until adulthood. In fact, for every year women are educated, their children's mortality goes down by 8%.
Educated girls are also more likely to have their own children immunised, and are less likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases.
-Of the 100 million children in the world who have never been to school, two out of every three are girls.
(from Guardian Unlimited Wednesday September 7, 2005)
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