62 million girls worldwide are not in school.1
There are approximately 781 million illiterate adults in the world.
2/3 are women.2
15 million girls will never attend primary school, compared to 10 million boys.3
Our mission is to support girls in rising to their full potential by having equal access to education. We believe that girls’ education will be key to advancing world peace.
How we do it
Femworking partners with the International Rescue Committee to support girls’ access to education. When a Femworking member purchases a year of membership, a year of tuition is donated for a girl in need.
Benefits of educating girls
1 additional school year can increase a girls earnings by 10-20%. 4
Girls with secondary schooling are 3x less likely to marry as children compared to girls who have little or no education. 5
A child of a mother who can read is 50% more likely to live past age 5.6
12.2 Million children could avoid becoming stunted if their mothers had a secondary education.7
A 25% increase in agricultural output is possible by investing in girls education in Sub-Saharan Africa.8
35% Higher GDP per capita is associated with each additional year of education.9
In 2016, we gave our first modest donation to support a young girl’s education in Kenya. We can’t wait to increase our giving in 2017!
Top ten barriers to girls’ education
Social and cultural factors.
Opportunity cost of schooling
Lack of separate toilets for girls and boys
Lack of female teachers
Violence at school or on the way to school
Direct cost of schooling.
Distance to school
Low value placed on girls’ education
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