When Mothers Learn, More Children Live

Infographic of the week

This infographic by the UNESCO Global Monitoring Report (GMR) team shows that up to 3 million children’s lives could be saved if their mothers had received a secondary education. In other words, educating mothers to the secondary level could halve the number of children who die unnecessarily before they reach age 5 in low and lower-middle income countries.

Yesterday, the GMR team released their paper Sustainable Development: Post-2015 Begins with Education. It describes how education is a catalyst for development, and impacts all aspects of the sustainable goals for the post-2015 era: poverty, health, gender equality, economic growth, environment, peace.


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