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Message From Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO On The Occasion Of The International Literacy Day
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When a woman is literate, she can make choices to dramatically change her life for
the better. But ten years into the 21 st century, two in every three of the world’s 759 million illiterate adults are women. This is an intolerable situation reflecting one of the most persistent injustices of our times: unequal access to education.
There is no justification – be it cultural, economic or social – for denying girls and
women an education. It is a basic right and an absolute condition for reaching all
the internationally agreed development goals. Illiteracy keeps women marginalized and constitutes a foremost obstacle to reducing extreme poverty in a technology-driven world where reading, writing and numeracy are indispensable for enjoying basic rights and opportunities. For all these reasons, this year’s International Literacy Day puts the spotlight on the highly influential role that literacy plays in empowering women.
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UNESCO ,   (2010 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY, ILLITERATE ADULTS, EDUCATION, DEVELOMENT GOALS, WOMEN MARGINALISED, DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, FREEDOM, GENDER EQUALITY
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 UNESCO : Educational, Scientific and Cultural
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11.05.00  -  Educational Personnel And Population
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