100-day action program to support girls' education and women's economic empowerment launched.

 
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ISLAMABAD -- A national 100-day action program to support girls' education and women's economic empowerment was launched on Wednesday here at Quaid-i-Azam University. The program has been supported by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Human Rights, and the World Bank Group. The 'Girls Learn, Women Earn' (GLWE) initiative launched on Wednesday here in Islamabad with an evidence for policy-making conference in Islamabad. Sessions focused on challenges and opportunities in eliminating Learning Poverty and increasing women's economic empowerment. The initiative highlights statistics that show that 55% of Pakistan's 22.5 million out-of-school children are girls and only 26% of women are active in the country's labor force,

says a press release. The 100-day campaign calls for awareness, advocacy and action on a national scale to address this. 'Girls and women are central to Pakistan's long-term aspirations to become a prosperous country when it turns 100,' said Illango Patchamuthu, World Bank Country Director for Pakistan. 'The World Bank is committed to...

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