It REALLY matters!
Giving Back to Empower Girls and WHY IT MATTERS
Girls are out of school today
EVERY 2 SECONDS
A girl becomes a child bride.
4 OUT OF 5
Victims of human trafficking are girls.
That's why we're an official sponsor of Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation Charity - and have proudly chosen them for our 2016 giving back campaign.
More Compelling Facts:
Every additional year of school a woman attends increases her wages by an average of 12 percent.
If all women in developing countries finished high school, deaths of children under 5 would fall by 49%.
One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15.
The second most common cause of death for girls between the ages of 15-19 is complications from pregnancy and childbirth.
Follow the links below to learn more about, what I believe, is the number one challenge of our time. We are 50% of the population and this has to stop. Some of the stories will make you angry. Some will give you hope. At a minimum our goal is to build a society that will not turn a blind eye to this on-going tragedy and we will become champions of change for those without a voice.