on October 6, 2016 | Factoids

Education empowers women to overcome discrimination and make life choices in their favour. Girls and young women who are educated have greater awareness of their rights, and greater confidence and freedom to make decisions that affect their lives, and boost their work prospects.  Ensuring that girls stay in school is one of the most effective ways of averting child marriage and early births. Education is also a key factor in hastening the demographic transition to lower birth and mortality rates.