The Power of an Educated Woman | www.wise-qatar.org
On International Women’s Day, I would like to celebrate the ways in which the world has improved for women and girls. In many countries, primary and secondary school enrollment rates are the same for boys and girls. Two-thirds of all countries have reached gender parity in primary enrollment. Globally, however, 62 million girls between the age of six and 15 are not in school, and girls continue to lag substantially behind boys in secondary completion rates. Beyond education, women on average are living longer, healthier lives.