Sixty Six Million is Too Many

“In 2007, nearly 66 million girls did not have access to education in communities across the world. As these girls grow up, they join the ranks of illiterate girls, increasing the gender gap between men and women...Girls who are denied access to education are more likely to be trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease, forced into child marriage and prostitution, become victims of sex trafficking, domestic violence, and so-called honor killings.”

Jordano Confino, Girls Learn International
As quoted in Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn