According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cutural Organization (UNESCO), one in five adults is illiterate. Two-thirds of them are women and 72 million are children out of school.
Since its foundation in 1946, UNESCO has dedicated itself to keeping literacy high on national, regional and international agendas.
UNESCO celebrates the power of women’s literacy on September 8, 2010 with International Literacy Day. This year they will, "celebrate women’s empowerment through literacy and pay tribute to the women and men who work behind the scenes who help others acquire literacy skills and enter a world of opportunities."
For more information about International Literacy Day 2010, please visit UNESCO's website.