I was surfing the net and came across this video about the Girl Effect, which was posted by a friend. I was moved and shocked at the number of girls in the hundreds of millions who are encountering all of these problems.
The girl effect is a movement that gets girls on to the global development stage and driving massive resources to them. It was launched last 2008. It was created by the Nike Foundation, in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls. The girl effect is supported by thousands, who believe in the potential of 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty.
For those who are interested to help spread the word, www.girleffect.org gives out resources and statistics that you can share online to help create awareness. This is the reason why I am sharing this to you. I want to help in my own little way. Here are some statistics from the Girl Effect Site.
What can you do to help?
You can help by donating to the the girl effect fund, which distributes your donation equally among a group of specially chosen, girl-focused projects, actively unleashing the girl effect around the world or you can donate to a specific project of your choice.
Here is the link to the make a donation page: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girl-effect-fund/