Ahead of International Women’s Day, 8 March, I met with youth ambassadors and student journalists from ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign.
130 million girls around the world are not in primary or secondary school – more than the combined populations of the UK and France – and, in the world’s poorest countries, women and girls are less likely to be educated or in school than their male counterparts.
In these countries, the cost of educating a girl for a day is less than your daily paper. Estimates suggest that every dollar invested in closing the gender gap in education would yield up to $152bn a year to developing countries – a return worth ten times the investment.
Read their full report here, and watch my video here.