130 million girls didn’t go to school today. Not because they didn’t want to, but because they weren’t given the chance.
They are denied an education for a variety of reasons, from cultural norms and costs, to violence and extremism. The result is that these 130 million girls don’t have a fair chance to live a decent and productive life, and the entire world misses out by not benefitting from their potential.
This is a global crisis—we need to sound the alarm to our elected officials. It’s up to us to push them to mobilize resources and support key policy reforms that get these girls in school. That’s why we launched one of our biggest weeks of activism EVER, all culminating on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017! See the incredible displays of activism from around the world below:
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