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Sarah Ireland

All posts by Sarah Ireland

Educating girls isn’t only the right thing to do, it will make the world richer.

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$15-30 trillion. That is the global cost of not educating girls. It’s a mind-boggling amount of money lost and all for an issue we know we can fix. … The recent World Bank report Missed Opportunities: The High Cost Of Not Educating Girls emphasises what we already know – that denying girls the chance to go to school not only negatively impacts that girl, but has enormous implications for her family, her community, and her entire nation. Children born to mothers younger than 18 are at a higher risk of dying by the age of five and being malnourished. Through…

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It’s up to all of us to #PressForProgress and fight for women everywhere

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“We need so much – food, clean water, doctors to help us when we are sick – but most of all we need education. If we don’t have education, we have nothing.” A little while ago I was in a refugee camp in Iraq that was the new home of thousands of Syrian families who had fled the long and brutal conflict in Syria. The camp was about 40 minutes drive from the nearest town, and was incredibly bleak. The tents were the same dusty beige as the sandy ground, and the only solid structures in the camp, the toilet…

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