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Unleashing Girls’ Power

Unleashing Girls’ Power


Unleashing Girls’ Power


Fri, April 17, 2015; 10:00 - 11:15
Location: SBS, Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

For many, the immense benefit of empowering girls is clear. Increased future incomes, delayed marriage, improvements in personal and family health and untold benefits for society overall. Educating girls has proven one of the most effective ways to realize those gains, and the impact of educating girls at the primary level is quickly becoming a global success story. But what comes after? Adolescence is a crucial, formative period in a girl’s life. The constant threat of poverty, child marriage, lack of effective secondary education and the continuing low status of girls and women are severely hampering gains made earlier in life. How can we help realize an ever-greater success story?




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