Girls make up half our society. Not educating them seems like countries would really be setting themselves up for failure. The reality is much more shocking.
Just how serious is the education gap in developing countries?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is dedicated to providing girls all over the world equal access to education. In 2013, they published a global educational report that contains some startling facts about the state of female education around the world.
Colombian politician Sergio Fajardo is one person who is working to help educate girls around the globe.
Sergio is all about the importance of providing girls with an education and articulates it beautifully. For him, the chance to go to school isn't just about education, it's about dignity.
Fortunately, Sergio isn't alone in his fight to rectify this severe injustice. Emma Watson's He for She campaign has partnered with men all over the world, including Sergio, to take action and assure women have equal rights on every issue. Check out the video below to hear more about the initiative and take action with him.