" 'If you educate a man, you educate one person. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation'. It’s an often heard quote in development circles, and the eve of the opening of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly is a good time to pause and consider what it really means.
We know that educating boys and girls, men and women, is morally right. But educating girls and women is especially effective because when we educate them, the benefits are felt throughout the whole community. It’s a magic multiplier in the development equation.'
Read article by Julia Gillard and Cate Blanchett for The Guardian.