Save the Children envisions a future in which every girl gets a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. In some parts of the world, girls miss out on school, become child brides and are denied the most basic of health services. Girls deserve to be empowered, and make their own choices in life. Girls' education is key in keeping girls on the path to success. We all succeed when girls are given the opportunities to succeed. Join the conversation and empower girls with #DayOfTheGirl!
— Day of the Girl —
Girls are almost
3 times more likely to not go to school than boys*
Every year of schooling increases a girl's earning power up to 25%*
Girls are 6 times less likely to become child brides when they stay in school*
*Sources: U.N. Foundation; Girls Not Brides
Last Year, Save the Children...
protected 1.1 million
girls from harm
supported 2.9 million
girls in times of crisis
provided 8 million girls
with a healthy start in life
gave 4.6 million girls
Invest in Girls
Give the Gift of Education
Educate a girl today and she can succeed as a woman tomorrow. For just $70, a girl can receive the books, learning materials and schooling needed to grow and flourish. The results are life changing.
Give Them a Brighter Future
We work in the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities - saving one child at a time. Help give girls and boys the opportunity to grow up happy and healthy in the U.S. and around the world.
ABOUT GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT
Save the Children, the leading expert on child education, health and protection, has decades of experience proving that investment in programs that empower girls significantly improves family health, nutrition, education, economic status and overall quality of life. We embrace gender equity and work to accelerate empowerment and education for girls, we promote girls' empowerment and remove barriers to their education. And we work to address the unique challenges girls often face – including discrimination, early marriage and pregnancy, HIV/AIDS infection, exploitative labor and gender violence – through our innovative programs, partnerships and advocacy efforts.
ABOUT SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.