Girls’ Education

Educating girls is crucial to the economic growth of a country. Female illiteracy in Pakistan is among the highest in the world. There is a great need in Pakistan to enroll greater numbers of girls in schools and to ensure that they do not drop out before completing their basic education. Only 68% of 15-23 year-old girls can read and write, compared with 83% of boys the same age (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2016). Girls make up just 42% of secondary school students, and only one in 10 will complete their secondary education (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2016).