All children have a right to quality education. Yet some 61 million girls around the world are not in school—and the adult illiteracy rate for women is nearly twice that of men, with a devastating opportunity cost. What causes this disparity? Girls often face barriers to education due to cultural conventions. But just as culture can close minds and doors, it also has the power to open them.
Educating girls has the power to transform not only their lives, but their families and communities, too. That’s why our international co-productions model gender equity and opportunities for girls, challenging social norms and shifting attitudes about traditional gender roles and responsibilities.
When you support Sesame Workshop, you’re making a positive difference in the lives of children around the world. Join us!