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Kerry supports ONE's Poverty is Sexist campaign

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07 March 2017

Ahead of International Women’s Day, 8 March, I met with youth ambassadors and student journalists from ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign.

130 million girls around the world are not in primary or secondary school – more than the combined populations of the UK and France – and, in the world’s poorest countries, women and girls are less likely to be educated or in school than their male counterparts.

In these countries, the cost of educating a girl for a day is less than your daily paper. Estimates suggest that every dollar invested in closing the gender gap in education would yield up to $152bn a year to developing countries – a return worth ten times the investment.

Read their full report here, and watch my video here.


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