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– Female literacy rates in Nepal 26%, and in 31%
– A 1% rise in women’s literacy is 3 times more likely to reduce deaths in children than a 1% rise in the number of doctors
– Literate women average 2 children per family while illiterate women give birth to 6–8 children
These statistics are from The Global Fund for Women. For more than 20 years, the organization has supported women’s rights programs through grants that foster women’s education, economic security and safety. This summer the Global Fund for Women awarded $1.8 million dollars to women led grantees in over 61 countries. You can help by spreading the word and/or making a donation.
View their website at http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/