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 (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.  

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:

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Protect Girls

Help End Gender-Based Violence

This month, girl champions will be attending the United Nations General Assembly to call on the international community to address gender-based violence during the COVID pandemic.

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Creating a Future without Child Marriage

Children around the world have big dreams. But now they are facing an enormous hurdle to achieve their dreams: the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has disrupted every part of life.  But for girls in particular, there’s even more at stake.