Gender Equality

Infographic: Why educating girls matters

Societies wanting to improve should consider the education of girls to be one of their most important tools. Infant mortality goes down; overall health goes up; economies have more resources and options.

What is it that keeps girls out of school? Early motherhood is a big one, but part of the answer is also found in disease, trafficking and more.

For those of us who think about making universities better, it’s important to remember that we’re part of an educational ecosystem, and we should care about the entire environment, not just the last stage.

Check out this great infographic on some of the reasons girls aren’t in school and some of the effects of investing in their education.

Education for Women
Source: OnlineSchoolsCenter.com

My interest in moving universities towards balance encompasses gender equality, the communication of scientific results, promoting research-based education and leadership development more generally. Read more

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