Farah Mohamed writes at official Google blog: A world of opportunity at the G(irls)20 Summit

Farah Mohamed writes at official Google blog: A world of opportunity at the G(irls)20 SummitWe’re pleased to have Farah Mohamed join us today to talk about her organization, the G(irls)20 Summit, of which Google is a proud sponsor. The mission of the G(irls)20 Summit is to showcase how girls and women can impact a country’s economic prosperity, political stability and social innovation. – Ed.

Research shows that investing in girls and women can help the global economy. Consider the following examples:

According to Plan UK, an extra year of education increases a girl’s income by 10 to 20% and is a significant step on the road to breaking the cycle of poverty.

In Kenya, adolescent pregnancies cost the economy $500 million per year, while investing in girls could potentially add $32 billion to the economy (NIKE Foundation, 2009, Girl Effect).

If men and women had equal influence in decision-making , an additional 1.7 million children would be adequately nourished in sub-Saharan Africa (International Labour Organization, 2009).

These are significant estimates, and they highlight a real opportunity for global economic growth. That’s why the G(irls)20 Summit is working with Google and many other corporate and foundation partners to empower girls and women.

More: googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/.

One thought on “Farah Mohamed writes at official Google blog: A world of opportunity at the G(irls)20 Summit

  1. The Prophet of Allah is reported to have said that educate your daughter first and that is so true in today’s time as well

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