Girls continue to be the single most discriminated against and excluded group in the world simply because they are young and female.
Join the global movement for girls' rightsAs a result they suffer a number of injustices including having to drop out of school, being forced into early marriages and becoming pregnant whilst still a child.
Yet girls have the power to create lasting change in their lives and in the world around them. We know that when more young female voices included in decision making, communities and nations become more just and more prosperous.
In 2015, world leaders agreed upon Global Goals that will shape the development of our planet until 2030. Unless we unlock the power of girls we cannot achieve those targets and girls will continue to be left behind.
Global movement for girls’ rights and gender equality
Because I am a Girl supports the youth-led, global movement for girls’ rights and gender equality that is determined to achieve these Global Goals. To do this, we support girls and young women to take the lead and influence decisions that matter to them.
only 22% of the world’s parliamentarians are women.
Our experience in campaigning for girls’ rights has shown us that helping girls become leaders is essential to accelerating change and achieving gender equality.
Tackling gender inequality
Currently, only 22% of the world’s parliamentarians are women, there are only 14 female heads of state in the world and women account for only 4.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs. In critical spaces of power, very few women are in control. This must change.
Increasing female leadership in all areas of public and private life begins with supporting girls to lead today.