PSA: Statistics show that women and girls reinvest 90% of their income in their families and communities versus 30-40% for men. Learn how we can empower girls around the world.
In developing countries, the challenges that girls face are magnified by poverty. Rather than learning about their rights and how they can make a difference in the world, many girls’ voices are silenced and they have no say in major decisions that impact their lives.
Instead of going to school, making friends, and learning skills, many girls spend their time cooking, cleaning, and caring for younger siblings. When girls are given the chance to have their voices heard, they can make a positive impact on the lives of their family, their community and the world.
Girl Up is working with the United Nations to promote adolescent girl leaders by providing them with essential economic and social skills, support from mentors and with the resources they need to participate in community life. Girl Up supports UN programs that empower girls to speak out on their own behalf and engage girls in decision-making. Providing girls with leadership skills and including them in decision-making is one of the major tools to spark economic and social change.
Join the Girl Up movement at girlup.org and show your support for programs that help girls become leaders around the world!