Girls Lead Month of Action


During the month of March, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is organizing the Girls’ LEAD month of action at high schools and college campuses to raise awareness around the critical need to end the exclusion of girls, which results in their voices going unheard.

Through this month of action we will increase awareness and inspire action in support of a bipartisan bill called the Girls’ Leadership, Engagement, Agency and Development (LEAD) Act (S. 2766) which recognizes and promotes girls’ civic and political leadership as a priority for U.S. foreign assistance efforts.

Plan a Great Week of Action

Good organizing takes good planning.

 Download our worksheet to create a plan for a memorable month of action at your school or in your community!


Learn Why Girls’ Civic Engagement is Critical to a Strong Future

Learn how to talk about the Girls’ LEAD Act and answer any tricky questions about the bill.

Factsheet: Investing in Girls Builds a Stronger Future


Messaging Guide for the Girls’ LEAD Act

Organize a Documentary Screening

The documentary Girl Rising shares the stories of nine girls from around the world and the barriers they face to gain an education.

Clips from the documentary are a great educational tool to create more awareness and encourage action.

How to Host a Documentary Film Screening


Learn More About the Film and Some of the Girls Featured in it

Register Voters

Encouraging your campus or high school community to register to vote is a great way to put civic engagement into practice! 

Encourage People to Register to Vote


How to Organize a Voter Registration Drive


Download “Register to Vote” Flyers

Engage the Media and Your Networks

Below is a sample letter. Feel free to adapt and use.

Write a Letter to the Editor


Share with your contacts on social media.

Social Media Toolkit


Read and share our blog series.

Girls’ LEAD blogs