Promote Gender Equality in Schools in Africa
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Promote Gender Equality in Schools in Africa

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      Develop Africa

African girls need your help.

Each year, these girls are denied the chance to go to school.

From a global perspective, gender inequalities in primary school are greatest in Western and Central Africa. In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 67 girls for every 100 boys are enrolled in a college or tertiary school at any given time. This amount of inequality is not acceptable.  They deserve much better.

In September 2000, the United Nations made the elimination of gender disparity in all levels of education a Millennium Goal, with a target achievement date of 2015. This is a goal that all people can benefit from because, as UNICEF says, "Advancing the rights of women and children advances humanity". 

Our petition will be sent to United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues in order to raise awareness of the problem in African schools. Please join us in supporting the rights of African girls. Sign our petition to promote gender equality in Africa.

For further reading on gender inequality and ways to help, go to:

 http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

http://www.unicef.org/mdg/index_genderequality.htm

http://foreign.senate.gov/


More information about Develop Africa is available here: http://developafrica.org/develop-africa-summary


How you can help:

1.  Sign this petition

2.  Invite your friends and family to join in on Facebook, Twitter and by email

3.  Help send girls to school by making a donation today here -  http://bit.ly/da-girls


Thanks so much for your support! 

 

 

 

 

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