Save Every Last Girl

Every Girl Deserves a Chance to Learn

Girls the world over face discrimination – just for being born a daughter and not a son. A girl is more likely to miss out on school, be forced into early marriage, face violence or be stolen by traffickers. Her childhood cut short – her very life and future at risk.

Education changes everything – especially for girls. An educated girl is more likely to grow up healthy, safe – and empowered to determine the course of her life and future. She’ll decide when she’s ready for marriage and children. She’ll likely send her children to school – and even live a longer life.

Save the Children is doing whatever it takes to ensure every last child has a chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe – her best chance for a bright future.

An educated girl can change the course of her life, her children’s lives and the future of her community.

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The Future Belongs to Roja

In Cambodia, nearly 23% of children are out of school. Even more shocking, 52 out of 1,000 girls become adolescent mothers. These are girls denied the opportunities they deserve – and forced to grow up far too fast.

But innocent, eager Roja, age 5, is on the path to a brighter future. She attends a Save the Children early childhood development center near her village. There, we encourage her early learning and development, including drawing and art to enhance creativity. We also train teachers and involve parents, caregivers and whole communities in children’s learning.

Your donation can give girls like Roja a quality education – her best chance for the bright future she deserves.

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Did You Know?

One girl under age 15 is married every seven seconds. In addition:

Girls Education

Girls are 3X more likely to be out of school*

Girls Education

Girls are 2X more likely to die from malnutrition*

Girls Education

Girls are 2X more likely to be subjected to sexual violence*

Girls Education

Girls are 2X more likely to get coerced into trafficking*

*Sources: U.N. Foundation; Girls Not Brides

Every Last Girl

Save the Children's Every Last Child campaign aims to reach the most vulnerable children, those left behind by the world's progress in child health, education and protection — including girls. Too many girls, because of who they are or where they're born, face unique challenges. Girls are too often prevented from learning, forced into child marriage and early pregnancy or even coerced and enslaved by human traffickers - their very lives and futures at risk.

Together, we will reach every last girl, empowering her to grow up healthy, educated and safe. Free to lead her own life, speak her mind and determine her future.

Learn more about #EveryLastChild.

Day of the Girl

To learn more, download our
Every Last Girl Report (PDF).

About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the U.S. and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.


We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

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