International Day of the Girl 2021
Taking Care of Girls – A Global Priority
COVID threatens much of the hard-fought progress for the world’s 1.1 billion girls. The pandemic has made investing in solutions, grounded in local needs and responses, more critical than ever. And WomenStrong’s grantee partners are responding.
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What Women and Girls Can Achieve
We believe in the power of groups, that by pulling together women are stronger and can do far more, faster than they can alone. The path out of poverty can be found by making women strong.
The cost of violence against women and girls amounts to at least 5% of global GDP.
Violence, or the threat of violence, blocks a woman’s ability to overcome poverty.
Every year of education delays marriage for girls and lowers their risk of dying in pregnancy or childbirth.
Educated women have fewer children, and these children are more likely to survive and go to school.
Every year a girl goes to school can increase her future income by 10%.
When women earn more they are more likely than men to spend the money on family needs.