Learn more about girls’ education and the impact it can have on their lives.

Organizations and Campaigns:

United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative,
Girls’ Education and Gender Equality, UNICEF
Focus on Adolescent Girls, UNFPA
Human Sex Trafficking, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Because I am a Girl, Plan International
Girl Rising
– The Girl Effect, Nike, Novo, UN Foundation, Coalition for Adolescent Girls
Save the Children
Women and Girls Lead Global
– Half the Sky Movement
– Girl Up, UN Foundation
– Coalition for Adolescent Girls
– Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment, Population Council
Room to Read
The Malala Fund

Visual and Social Media:

– Meena, a powerful short film about sex trafficking in India by Lucy Liu
Girl Rising, a film about the power of education to change the world
A Mighty Girl

Selected Reports, Books and Articles:

– UNESCO, 2013, Education for All Global Monitoring Report
– Herz, Barbara, and Sperling, Gene B., 2004, What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World, Council on Foreign Relations, New York.
– UNICEF, 2009, State of the World’s Children
– UNICEF Cambodia, 2005, For Cambodian girls, education is antidote to poverty and sexual exploitation
– Chaaban, J., and Cunningham, W., 2011, Measuring the Economic Gain of Investing in Girls: the Girl Effect Dividend, World Bank.
– International Centre for Research on Women, 2011, Delaying marriage for girls in India: Report to UNICEF
– Kristof, N. & WuDunn, S., 2010, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Alfred Knopf.
– World Bank, 2014, Voice and Agency : Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity.
– Amnesty International, 2008, Safe Schools: Every Girl’s Right Report
– UNFPA, 2014, Action for Adolescent Girls Programme Document
UN Joint Statement on Adolescent Girls, 2010
– Plan International USA, 2014, Because I am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2014