Why Girls' Education?
Millions of girls are out of school worldwide because of culturally-embedded gender inequality and/or the consequences of extreme poverty and cultural tradition. Girls have a right to be in school and pursue a quality education in a safe setting.
In many cultures in developing economies, there are formidable barriers that block girls from fully participating in school, their local financial ecosystems, and their civil societies. They are traditions that steal a girl’s innocence and rob her of her dignity and basic human rights. Girls endure the dangers of high rates of sexual violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and child marriage, and the indignities of bride prices and the status of second-class citizens. Often in traditional economies, girls are subject to a heavy burden of family chores that begins in early childhood — including daily treks, often at great personal risk, to collect firewood and water.