Women’s Education in Ghana

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DFID’s education programme support in Ghana has boosted girls enrolment in primary schools and trained thousands of women teachers in areas that most need them.

In Africa, children are 40% more likely to live beyond the age of 5 if their mothers have spent at least five years in education and in India, it is estimated that a 10% increase in the ratio of female to male workers would mean an 8% increase in GDP.

To read the full story on how the UK is helping improve women’s rights visit:
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/News-Stories/2010/International-Womens-Day-2010/

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