BENEFITING: GlobalGiving Foundation
There are 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty today, and we believe they are the most powerful force for change on the planet.
When we include girls in education, health and economic investments, we give them choice and opportunity: choice over when they marry and start having children and opportunity to realize their full economic and social potential. Investing in a girl — before she is married, out of school, pregnant and HIV positive — is the ultimate solution to end poverty, not a cure for its symptoms. But girls can't do it alone. They need the world to recognize them, listen to them and invest in their potential.
The girl effect is a movement. It's about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources.
When a girl in the developing world is enabled to realize her full potential, she isn't the only one who escapes poverty. She brings her family, community and country with her.
Learn more at girleffect.org and sign up to support the Girl Declaration: a rallying moment for the world to hear what girls have to say about their hopes and dreams, to create a better future for girls and end global poverty.