Girls face huge challenges to get an education, support their family, have access to healthcare and receive protection from harm.
This is what we know: 67% of all the illiterate people in the world are women and girls. They are denied access to education because of early marriage, cultural practices, gathering water, working to support the family and in some cases due to gender based violence. And yet, when a girl is educated she has the ability to transform not only her family and her community, but her nations.
Today on International Day of the Girl, we celebrate the unique gifts of girls. We work toward providing opportunities for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. Celebrate with us today by giving a gift of any amount to Strong Women, Strong World in honor of girls everywhere.