Every child has the right to a safe, formal, quality education and access to lifelong learning. However, due to a combination of factors, many girls are forced to leave school while others never have the opportunity to go in the first place.
Education transforms girls lives
Our award-winning, stop-motion film ‘I’ll take it from here’ shows how education has the power to transform girls’ lives.
Girls’ Education – The Facts
One hundred and thirty million girls are not in education. Fifteen million are expected to never enrol at all.
Girls are 1.5 times more likely than boys to be completely excluded from primary education, and at the end of 2015 less than half of all countries had achieved gender parity in education at secondary level.
LEARNING TO LEAD
School is a space in which girls exercise their agency, make their voice heard, and access their first leadership opportunities.
If girls are denied their right to education, they are also denied the chance to develop skills that will help them take charge in their homes, careers, communities and countries.
We aim to provide millions of girls across the word with safe, quality, gender-transformative education so they may find their voices and learn to lead.
Skills to succeed
We are directly supporting millions of girls to get the education they need to transform their lives and secure their futures. This means working to ensure free and equal access to quality, safe education for all girls, including in areas affected by emergencies.
We focus our efforts on equality, inclusion and diversity. Our programmes don’t just work in classrooms with teachers, but also include communities, governments, religious leaders, family members and children.
We work with schools and teachers to help make our programmes gender-transformative – so that girls understand they have the right to fully realise their potential and are equally deserving of the skills required to succeed.