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Campaign Art: #GirlsCount

Darejani Markozashvili's picture

People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.

Getting access to quality education is one of the most pressing challenges. Around 61 million primary school-age children remained out of school in 2014, even though globally the enrollment in primary education in developing countries reached 91 percent.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Statistics; WDI (SE.PRE.ENRRSE.PRM.ENRRSE.SEC.ENRRSE.TER.ENRR).

Although a global issue, it affects some groups more disproportionally than others. In many countries around the world girls are more likely to be denied education than boys. In order to raise awareness about the gender inequality and to urge global leaders to prioritize girls’ education, The One Campaign has launched a digital campaign #GirlsCount.

Every Girl Counts

The video highlights the fact that girls worldwide are less likely than boys to receive an education, with the astounding number of 130 million girls in developing countries not in school and urges public to speak up.

Getting access to quality education matters, because education reduces inequality. Education empowers children and equips them with skills to become productive and engaged citizens. It also makes economic sense. Educated and informed citizens create productive labor force and gain access to better opportunities. Inability to provide children with access to quality education deprives them of realizing their full potential. More needs to be done by governments, private sector, non-governmental organizations, communities, and citizens to place education as a top development priority. Inclusion and education of young people is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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