Updated: Aug 4, 2021
Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms, poor infrastructure, and violence. Girls’ education is a strategic development priority for5 Heal A Woman, Heal The World Int.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela.
Every Girl Deserves an Education
A girl is not a statistic or a piece of property. She's a child who deserves a future.
Girls all over the world face gender discrimination – just for being born a daughter and not a son. A girls education is less likely to be valued, and she’s more likely to be forced into early marriage, face violence or be stolen by traffickers. Her childhood cut short – her very life and future at risk.
A girl’s education changes everything. An educated girl is more likely to grow up healthy, safe and empowered to determine the course of her life and future. She’ll decide when she’s ready for marriage and children. She’ll likely send her children to school – and even live a longer life.
We understand the importance of education for girl children. We do whatever it takes to ensure every last child has a chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe – her best chance for a bright future. With your help, we can educate girls who may not otherwise have the chance to learn — changing the course of their lives, their children’s lives, and the future of their communities.
Promoting Girls Education
Heal A Woman, Heal The World Int., #WeAreGirls campaign aims to reach the most vulnerable girls, those left behind by the world’s progress in child health, education and protection. Too many girls, because of who they are or where they’re born, face unique challenges. Together, we will improve girls education. We will reach every last girl, empowering her to grow up healthy, educated, and safe. Free to lead her own life, speak her mind, and determine her future.
Did You Know?
One girl under age 15 is married every seven seconds.
Girls are 3X more likely to be out of school*
Girls are 2X more likely to die from malnutrition*
Girls are 2X more likely to be subjected to sexual violence*
Girls are 2X more likely to get coerced into trafficking*