“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” – Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner
In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the “International Day of the Girl Child” to bring attention to the disproportionate struggles girls face as opposed to their male counterparts. During this week, we promote women and girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
By empowering women and girls, we can help build stronger communities. Through greater education and the proliferation of rights, women are better-positioned to take care of themselves and their families. Supporting causes related to women and girls helps communities realize their full potential.
Here's how you can make an impact:
$10 provides a woman with develop basic technology skills, a new suit, and career counseling to help secure her job placement.
$60 provides take-home rations for girls enrolled at school for six months; allowing her to continue education without worrying about feeding herself or her family, living in a developing nation
$85 supports a four-day summer camp for an at-risk young woman, helping her to gain self-confidence, acquire life skills, and learn to protect herself.
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