Special Event: Q&A
Why Womenís Day?
How It Happened
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.