There is clear evidence of the link between educating women and the alleviation of poverty in society.
When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90% of it into their families, compared with 30-40% for a man.
Girls face many barriers to getting an education that boys do not. Some of these include pregnancy, domestic and care responsibilities, and perceptions that education of girls is less valuable than education of boys.
Educating women results in strong economies, reduced poverty for children and families and will have a signiﬁcant impact in reducing the gender gap and elevating women to an equal status of men in society.
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Watch the below video to learn how HMEF supports girls.