10 quotes that tell us the importance of investing in girls’ education

10 quotes that tell us the importance of investing in girls’ education

Share your BIG idea and join ONE at the African Union Summit

What one big idea should African leaders implement to harness the power of girls and create a better future for everyone?

With just one day left before the closing of our Girls Count competition, we want to hear from more young people on what would work best for girls’ education. As you think about your big idea, here are 10 amazing quotes that tell us the importance of educating girls.

1. “There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free, and educated woman.”
Angelina Jolie

2. “If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN!”
Desmond Tutu

3. “As a tribute to the legions of women who navigated the path of fighting for justice before us, we ought to imprint in the supreme law of the land, firm principles upholding the rights of women.”
Nelson Mandela

4. “You know, we’re in a sports center. Imagine if you have a team and you don’t let half of the team play. That’s stupid. That makes no sense. And the evidence shows that communities that give their daughters the same opportunities as their sons, they are more peaceful, they are more prosperous, they develop faster, they are more likely to succeed.”
Barack Obama

5. “We should be respectful but we must also have the courage to stop harmful practices that impoverish girls, women and their communities.”
Graca Machel

6. “When women are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”
Michelle Obama

7. “Young women who want an education will not be stopped.”
Freida Pinto

8. “Women share this planet 50/50 and they are underrepresented – their potential astonishingly untapped.”
Emma Watson

9. “To educate girls is to reduce poverty.”
Kofi Annan

10. “The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children.”
Joyce Band

On November 17, the Girls Count Competition comes to a close. Please make sure that you have shared your big idea to making sure girls count! Tell us your big idea.

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