Make Educating Girls a Priority

June 20, 2008 • Africa, News

Thanks to Don Collins for this editorial.

A GIRL BORN IN SOUTH ASIA or sub-Saharan Africa faces a cruel double burden. She will grow up in a region beset by poverty, disease, war or famine. She will also confront these challenges with the added disadvantage of being female.

Although more attention is being given to gender issues, inequality persists in every culture, country and continent. A new study shows that eliminating this disparity is an investment with high payoffs.

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