Girls and young women are facing a crisis. It’s widespread and affects tens of millions of girls around the world.
So, what is it? It’s education—or rather, a lack of education. Today, over 130 million girls aren’t in school. That’s right: More than 130 MILLION girls are being denied the opportunity to discover who they are, make choices for themselves and learn vital skills, like reading and writing.
We decided to go big and pull all the stops out on this International Day of the Girl to bring the issue of girls’ education the attention it needs. Here are four different ways you can join us in bringing this crisis into the spotlight:
1. Tell world leaders this is unacceptable.
Sign our petition and share it with your friends. Leaders need to hear your voice because educating girls means a better world for everyone. Click the image below to share with your friends and family:
2. Get the facts.
Around the world, girls are struggling to get an education, but getting an education is more difficult in some countries than others. Check out our brand-new index to discover the 10 toughest places for a girl to get an education.
Make sure your friends and family don’t miss out on this essential read. Share it with them by clicking below.
3. Join the count.
To represent every girl out of school we’re counting to 130,000,000—and we’ll need your help to get there. Visit Girls Count to claim a number and get in on the action right now!
Help your friends make sure they can snap up their favorite number before it’s too late! Click below to share.
4. Test your knowledge.
This nine-question quiz will put your geography skills to the test. Click below to share the quiz with your friends and see how you compare.