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 (Girls’ 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.
Two talented Syrian sisters are using rap music to spread a crucial message about girls’ rights.
They’re already changing attitudes in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, where they live.
Now, the sisters are unstoppable, and they’re growing in confidence. Learn more about the powerful duo:
Send a message to your members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the Girls Leadership, Engagement, Agency and Development Act (Girls LEAD Act).
Today, one of the toughest place in the world to be a girl is in West and Central Africa. We must advocate with them for change.
SCAN asked 3 outstanding Student Ambassadors to give their perspectives on the challenges girls face today. Here are their responses.
In a world where it can seem impossible for women and girls to get a seat at the table, the reminder to advocate for yourself and others can go a long way.