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Global Community Should Support International Initiative To Educate Girls

Wall Street Journal: Let’s Ensure That Every Girl Can Learn
First Lady of the United States Michele Obama

“This week I will travel to Tokyo to join Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, as the United States and Japan announce a new partnership to educate girls across the globe. As part of this effort, the U.S. government has launched an international initiative, called ‘Let Girls Learn,’ to help girls in developing countries go to school and stay in school. … The research is unequivocal: Girls who attend secondary school marry and have children later, and they have lower maternal and infant-mortality rates and lower rates of HIV/AIDS. … [T]he global community should be able to summon the resources to help [girls] fulfill their promise and the promise of their families, communities, and countries” (3/15).

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