Invest in Girls
Every child deserves to grow up healthy, educated and safe – with an equal chance to reach their potential.
But gender inequalities are limiting the lifelong potential of children around the world, and are disproportionately affecting girls. Worldwide, approximately 132 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school. And girls are 2 times more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom.
When girls are empowered to lead their own lives, speak their minds and determine their futures, everyone benefits.
What We’re Doing
Save the Children Action Network is building grassroots support for The Girls Leadership, Engagement, Agency and Development (LEAD) Act.
The Girls LEAD Act is bipartisan legislation that promotes girls’ civic and political leadership as a priority for U.S. foreign assistance efforts. It would call on the Department of State and USAID to create a joint strategy to strengthen the participation of girls in democracy, human rights and governance.
This year, there are a lot of competing priorities facing our elected leaders. And through it all, we need to ensure that children are a top priority.
International Day of the Girl is on October 11. This year, let’s recommit to ensuring that every girl has a chance to succeed and live her dream.
Today, on International Day of the Girl, the world celebrates the many things a girl can be – a doctor, an artist, a judge. Lean in. Dream big. Those are the empowering messages we all tell the girls in our lives. …