“Providing learning opportunities for vulnerable, hard-to-reach women and girls is one of the best investments we can make in workingtowards sustainable development,” says Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of COL.
“Empowering women and girls to shape their own future has an incredible multiplier effect on economic growth that leads to increased prosperity not just for individuals, but for entire families.”
The new issue of Connections by the Commonwealth of Learning features the launch of GIRLS Inspire, an initiative to end the cycle of child, early and forced marriage and to reach the unreached women and girls in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Mozambique and Tanzania.
Read the full issue of Connections here.
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