Girls' Education & Empowerment

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Empowering girls with life skills, education, and sisterhood is vital for them to become thriving women. Every year a girl goes to school can increase her future income by 10 percent, according to UNICEF. Girls’ education is also associated with improved health outcomes, such as accessing pre- and postnatal care, and with increased levels of freedom and mobility. Yet an estimated 130 million adolescent girls are out of school worldwide. Ensuring that girls become educated is a multifaceted undertaking, requiring community, school, and parental engagement and empowering girls with the knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy and safe.

The Girls’ Education and Empowerment Lab (GEE Lab) explores how best to empower girls to grow into strong women. Our GEE Lab focuses on how to keep girls in school, arm them with the knowledge and resources they need, engage boys and men as partners in girls’ empowerment, and encourage leadership among girls.

Knowledge-sharing activities in the GEE Lab begin in Spring 2019.

Strong Girls Make Strong Women Handbook

Girls Club Handbook

WomenStrong International has seen the power of groups and the importance of life skills education in empowering girls and young women to thrive socially, physically, and financially. Strong Girls Make Strong Women: A Practical Handbook to Creating and Leading a Girls’ Club was developed in partnership with WomenStrong founding members in Ghana, Kenya, India, and Haiti, based on their experiences running Girls’ Clubs for over 10,000 girls and boys. Our Handbook incorporates best practices promoted by renowned youth development and life skills education specialists worldwide. Download our Strong Girls Make Strong Women Handbook here, and learn more about the difference it can make in your community.