Girl Rising is a grassroots global action campaign for girls’ education, powered by girls, women, boys and men around the world who stand for equality.
Millions have seen the film and are spreading its message across campuses and communities of all kinds – raising both awareness and funds.
Girl Rising partners with established nonprofit organizations that drive donations to programs that help girls get in school and stay in school.
Girl Rising works to identify ways that world leaders can support and protect girls.
For every girl to reach her full potential, new policies must be enacted and enforced.
The first step to becoming an advocate is to educate yourself about the issues. Seeing the film is a good start, and there are lots of other small and large ways you can make a difference.
Facts about girls and education:
IF A GIRL IS EDUCATED:
• It is far more likely that she will marry later, have fewer children, and avoid contracting HIV/AIDS.
• She is less likely to be a victim of domestic violence and more likely to engage in civic leadership.
• She will earn more money. An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20%. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25%.
• Best of all, an educated mother is more likely to educate both sons and daughters equally, passing prosperity and opportunity to the next generation, and so on. In other words, investing in girls creates a ripple effect that can transform families, communities and entire countries.
When the number of its girls attending school increases by 10%, a country’s GDP increases by 3%. The estimated economic loss in countries that do not educate girls to the same level as boys is $92 billion per year.