Young Women Lift Global Economy

WomenLiftGlobalEconomy

How do you transform countries’ economic development? Train and support young women.

According to Your Move, a toolkit on the Web site www.girleffect.org (we feature their video on the right sidebar under Take A Look — The Girl Effect), girls in Kenya could, over their lifetime, lift the nation’s economy by $27.4 billion through additional education, $25 billion if they delay childbirth, and $1.6 billion if they stay free of HIV/AIDS. Yet without policy intervention, staying HIV/AIDS-free is extremely difficult, and as a result, in Nairobi’s urban slums a girl is six times as likely to be HIV-positive than a boy.

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Posted by: Laurel Delaney

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