Why Invest in Girls?
While we desire a world where all children get a high-quality education, we invest in girls education because the evidence strongly shows highly favorable results, such as:
- HIGHER ECONOMIC RETURNS. Without support, girls are more likely to be pulled out of school at a young age. Research has shown that interventions in girls’ education have a higher economic return.
- MORE EFFICIENT USE OF FUNDS. Research has shown that income in the hands of women is more likely to be used on family expenditures such as education and food.
- INCREASED CONFIDENCE AND A VOICE. Girls’ education gives them a voice to fight gender specific forms of oppression, such as rape, forced marriage, and employment discrimination.
- EMPOWERMENT FOR THE FUTURE. Girls’ education empowers them to become civic leaders and fight for social needs that particularly impact women as well as their own communities; for example, investment in water and sanitation.