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Girls' Access to Education

More then 130 million girls around the globe don't have the opportunity to go to school. Equal access to quality education is a human right, and girls' rights are human rights. When girls can't go to school, the negative impacts are felt by the girls themselves, families, communities, and countries. Read more at girlup.org
                               


Girl Up is working with the United Nations to make sure adolescent girls have access to quality education and complete schooling (from nursery school through high school). Providing a girl with an education means that:

  • She is healthier – an educated girl is more likely to seek healthcare, marry later and have fewer children, should they choose to have them.
  • She is economically powerful – an educated girl will be earn more money, reinvest 80-90 percent of her wages back into her family and community and help break the cycle of poverty.
  • She is poised to be a leader – an educated girl will be more involved in her community, more prepared for decision-making and more confident in her own abilities.

The positive impact of girls’ education has been shown to transcend generations, resulting in better health outcomes among women, their children, should they choose to have them, and eventually their grandchildren


WE'RE TAKING ACTION!

Advocating for Education
We are currently advocating for the American bill, the Keeping Girls in School Act, check out the link to read more about our Fall 2018 Lobby Day.

On January 15th, 2019, the Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act was signed into American law. Congratulations to all our amazing girl advocates - we did it!

Fundraising for Education
Our next fundraiser will have a focus on girls' access to education as well - stay tuned for an announcement in the monthly e-newsletter and in the Community. 

In  2019, our Global 5k fundraiser raised $71,000 for education for girls in India, thank you everyone!

In 2018, our Give Her A Future fundraiser raised $63,000 for education for Ugandan refugee girls, big thanks to all those who donated.

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