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.  

Get Inspired

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:

Use Your Voice

Girls MOA

Girl's Month of Action

End the Exclusion of Girls!

During the month of March, 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. Learn more and get involved!

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2020 Vision for Kids

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.

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