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InternationalWomen'sDay1997
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Why Womenís Day?

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Women can learn anywhere Who's in School: Education

There are 130 million children worldwide who are not in school. Two out of every three of these are girls.

During the past two decades there has been a great increase in the proportion of girls enrolled in schools in developing countries: the percentage of girls in school shot up from 38 to 78 percent.

Take a look at this graph, which shows illiteracy levels by gender for 1980 and 1995.

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