- globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
- there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
- girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
- a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
- a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
- two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
- literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
- a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
- a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
- a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
- less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
- school is not free in over 50 countries
photos: (1) malala yousafza before addressing the un; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) daniel leong mun sung in cambodia; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls. (stats)
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I wanted to try animating linelessly. (I also wanted an excuse to avoid animating my film character for a few hours…)
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greenpeace has released photos* taken february 23 and 24, 2014 in central kalimantan province on indonesia’s borneo island — site to some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet — which show the destruction of rainforest home to endangered tigers and orangutans. there has already been an 80 percent loss of habitat in the last twenty years.
greenpeace has laid blame at the feet of procter and gamble, who knowingly purchase palm oil from palm tree plantations grown on the razed land (last photo). the palm oil is used in such products as crest toothpaste, head and shoulders and pantene shampoo, christina aguilera perfume, clairol and cover girl make up and gillette shaving gel.
"the maker of head & shoulders needs to stop bringing rainforest destruction into our showers. it must clean up its act and guarantee its customers that these products are forest friendly," said bustar maitar, head of the indonesian forest campaign at greenpeace international. these sentiments are echoed in a greenpeace media campaign targetting procter and gamble.
indonesia is home to approximately three percent of the world’s forests — which are part of a ring of forests along the equator known as the lungs of the world — yet deforestation in indonesia represents over a third of the total global carbon emissions from deforestation.
*greenpeace photos by bay ismoyo and ulet ifansasti. first photo by hardi baktiantoro in borneo.
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