~~June 1, 2014~~
The girl effect is a movement.
It’s about the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. It’s about getting girls on to the global development stage and driving massive resources to them.
The girl effect launched in 2008 accompanied by a film that caught the imagination of people the world over. The message of these films remains the same.
Watch them and get the simple case for supporting girls here.
Girleffect.org exists to help development practitioners and the wider girl effect community continue to make a powerful case for supporting girls, and to equip them to do the best work with and for girls. Explore the site and you’ll find a whole range of tools and resources ready for you to use.
GIRLS CAN PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN SOLVING THE MOST PERSISTENT DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS WE FACE IN THE WORLD TODAY.
When we include girls in education, health and economic investment we have a better chance of preventing issues such as child marriage, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty.
But girls can’t do it alone; they need the world to listen to them and invest in their potential.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE GIRL EFFECT?
The girl effect is a movement. It’s about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world. It’s about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources.
Created by the Nike Foundation in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, the girl effect is fuelled by hundreds of thousands of girl champions who recognise the untapped potential of adolescent girls living in poverty.
HOW DOES THE GIRL EFFECT ADDRESS POVERTY?
In India, adolescent pregnancy results in nearly $10billion in lost potential income per year.
In Uganda, 85 per cent of girls leave school early, resulting in $10billion in lost potential earnings.
By delaying child marriage and early birth for one million girls in Bangladesh, the country could potentially add $69billion to the national income over these girls’ lifetimes.
It’s an investment we cannot afford to overlook.
SOUNDS GREAT – WHAT CAN I DO?
Make the case for girls. We need more people to get the word out, and we need more advocates for change in government, business, healthcare, education and at grassroots level. This is where you come in.
THIS IS YOUR SITE
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN USE IT
Here on girleffect.org you’ll find the information and tools you need to unleash the girl effect. You’ll discover case studies that show the girl effect in action, plus toolkits, images, videos and insights documents to download and use in your own work. And this is just the start. Take our content. Use it. Share it. Join the movement. Change the world.
~~Official Website: http://www.girleffect.org/~~
~~The girl effect: I dare you to see I am the answer~~
~~Uploaded on May 22, 2008~~
The most powerful force of change on the planet is a girl.
The girl effect is about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world … http://www.girleffect.org/
We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!
This all ties together. The girls have the power. Let’s help them.
This started because the girls wanted to be educated!!
“sabotage, poor governance, lack of leadership and pervasive corruption”
We ALL are ONE!!