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She's Worth More
What do these things have in common? Their value is determined for them, based on what others are willing to pay for their usefulness. But a girl isn't a piece of property to be bought and sold, her value the equivalent of a price tag. She's worth so much more.
Even today, the world's girls face devastating discrimination – just for being born daughters, not sons. A girl is far more likely to be unwanted and abused. Denied an education. Forced into child marriage and motherhood. Even stolen and sold by traffickers. Girls' lives and futures aren't valued the way they deserve.
This International Day of the Girl on October 11, and every day, you can give a girl what every last child deserves. The chance to realize her own true worth. #ShesWorthMore
A girl’s value shouldn’t be determined by her gender at birth, the sum of her dowry or the price of her body in a brothel. She’s worth so much more!
Watch What Happens
Every girl deserves to grow up healthy, educated and safe. Watch what happens when a girl is denied what she deserves. #ShesWorthMore
Discrimination against girls starts at birth. Gender lines are drawn early and can continue throughout childhood – putting girls' very lives and futures at risk. #ShesWorthMore
Sources: U.N. Foundation; Girls Not Brides
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A girl who realizes her true worth can change the course of her life, her family’s life and the future of her community – even change the world!
Whatever It Takes For Girls
The world's girls are worth more! When valued in the way she deserves, a girl is more likely to survive, grow up healthy and stay safe. She'll finish school. Get a good job or start a business. Choose when she's ready for marriage and motherhood. Provide for her family. Give back to her community. Even live a longer life.
Save the Children is committed to gender equality. As the world's leading expert on children, we're doing whatever it takes to ensure girls have the opportunities every last child deserves. We ensure both girls and boys understand and are empowered to challenge gender discrimination, and that family and community members support change. We ensure girls stay in school. We support survivors of violence and exploitation. We help girls transition to adulthood. We advocate to end child marriage. And so much more.
Together, with your help, we'll reach every last girl. #ShesWorthMore
Last year, Save the Children helped 28 million girls grow up healthy, educated and safe.
Gender, According to Fourth Graders
Biased views of gender begin as young as fourth grade. That’s according to Save the Children’s recent research conducted in the United States and the West African nations of Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone.
Even in these very different regions of the world, we found that girls are significantly less valued than their male peers. . In fact, a striking number of boys – and even many girls – believe fathers rule the household, boys are smarter than girls, and girls need less school than boys.
Here in the U.S., nearly 4 in 10 fourth grade boys believe boys are smarter than girls and 1 in 4 think a man would make a better boss than a woman. We asked their parents some questions, too. To learn more, read our press release.
Every Last Child
Save the Children's Every Last Child campaign aims to reach the world's most vulnerable children, those left behind by global progress in child health, education and protection — including girls. Too many children, because of who they are or where they live, face discrimination and are denied the opportunities every last child deserves.
Help us reach every last child.