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10 reasons why young women’s literacy matters

Reading and writing can change a young woman’s life in more ways than you think…

1


Around the world,

76 million young women are illiterate, without the means to take control of, and transform their own lives – and the lives of their families.

2


A child born to a literate mother is

50% more likely to survive

beyond the age of 5.

3


Children born to a literate mother are more likely

to read and write too.

4


Literacy can transform

a young woman's economic situation. Reading and writing help women to learn new skills and find ways to earn more money, securing their financial independence.

5


People who can read and write are

more likely to vote

and therefore play a role in shaping their lives, their communities and society.

6


Learning to read and write means a young woman

can educate herself

on everything from child care and health issues to job opportunities.

7


The ability to read and write

increases self-confidence and improves job prospects.

8


Literacy helps people

lead healthier and longer lives,

by understanding basic ways to care for themselves - whether that's through learning about personal rights or reading medication descriptions.

9


If everyone could read and write, 171 million people could lift themselves

out of poverty.

10


Being able to read means a young woman can properly

learn about her rights

as a women and stand with other women to defend them.

Lancôme commits alongside the ngo CARE:
EUR 2 million to support CARE over five years.


As of 2017, a first literacy programme is being conducted in Morocco, followed by two other programmes starting 2018 in Guatemala and Thailand.
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