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.
We need to keep girls safe from harm, expand their access to education, and support their leadership in their communities. Sign our petition to the Biden administration to support girls’ leadership worldwide.
Send a message to your members of Congress today to provide robust international assistance as part of our coronavirus response!
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:
We’re highlighting a few incredible youth female activists who are advocating for girls all across the world – helping them grow up healthy, ensuring they get the chance to go to school and protect them from harm. Let’s meet them!
This year rocked many of us – for obvious reasons. But here at Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), we took each challenge and made the best of it with the help of our incredible volunteers across the country. Here are a just a few of our volunteers who rocked in 2020!
Here’s a quick breakdown of how the Biden Administration can #BuildBackBetter for kids within their first 100 days in office.