Canadian Women Speak Out About the Power of Education
TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - As the world marks this 102nd International Women's Day, Plan Canada shares some collective
reflection from Canadian women about how having an education shaped who
they are as people today and about the meaning and importance of an
education in every girl's life.
An education is key to transforming lives and supporting a generation of
empowered women, mothers, workers and leaders, and yet, according to
Plan's research, 66 million girls do not attend primary and secondary
school in the poorest countries of the world. More specifically, in
developing countries, girls are often forced to leave school at the age
of 14 to take on household chores, to get married, or simply because
their parents cannot afford to pay for their school fees.
Plan Canada asked Canadian women: If you were forced to drop out of
school at age 14, what would YOU have missed out on?
Learn more at becauseiamagirl.ca
About Plan and the 'Because I am a Girl' initiative
Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world's oldest and largest
international development agencies, working in partnership with
millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for
profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has
only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because I am a Girl is Plan's global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls'
rights and lift millions of girls - and everyone around them - out of
poverty. Visit www.plancanada.ca and www.becauseiamagirl.ca for more information.
Video with caption: "An International Women's Day Moment of Reflection". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_87bvvn4H8c
SOURCE: Plan Canada
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