We live in a world in which women living in poverty face gross inequalities and injustice from birth to death. From poor education to poor nutrition to vulnerable and low pay employment, the sequence of discrimination that a woman may suffer during her entire life is unacceptable but all too common.”
The Global Poverty Project and the American Community Survey Data
58 million children of primary school age are not attending school, out of which over 39 million (or 54 per cent) are girls.”
UNITED NATIONS Statistics Division: The World's Women 2015: Trends and Statistics
And improvements in women’s education and health have been linked to better outcomes for their children in countries as varied as Brazil, Nepal, Pakistan, and Senegal.
World Bank: Gender Inequality and Development Report 2012