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A decent education provides children the foundation they need to reach their full potential, and is a basic right that no child should be denied.

When you educate a girl, her whole family and community benefit. An educated girl is more likely to raise a smaller family, have healthier children, delay marriage, participate in political processes and send her own children to school. Together, these factors lead to more productive and stable communities around the world.

However, 61 million children – the majority of whom are girls – aren't in school today. Without education, leadership skills and subsequent opportunity, the marginalized existence of girls and women will continue.

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CARE: Defending Dignity, Fighting Poverty

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On October 9, two days before the first-ever International Day of the Girl, 15-year-old girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai was shot on her way home from school. She regained consciousness...

On October 9, two days before the first-ever International Day of the Girl, 15-year-old girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai was shot on her way home from school. She regained consciousness on October 16 but faces a long road to recovery.

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