What happens when a girl gets a chance?
Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads. Things can go one of two ways for herself and everyone around her. Either she gets a chance, gets educated, stay healthy and HIV Negative, marries when she chooses, raises a healthy family, and has the opportunity to raise the standard of living for herself, her brothers, her family, her community, and her country….
None of these things happen. She is illiterate, married off, isolated, pregnant, and vulnerable to HIV. She and her family are stuck in a cycle of poverty.
The Girl Effect is about girls and boys. It’s about moms and dads and villages and towns and countries. Learn more about the girl effect. When you save a girl, you really do save the world.