Girl Rising

130 million girls around the world are missing from classrooms, kept out by the need to work, the pressure to get married or by cultural strictures. Girl Rising is working to change that number by educating and empowering girls to be equal participants in society. Getting girls into schools is the best way to end global poverty. As the Girl Rising site says: An educated girl is more likely to stay healthy, save money, build a business, have fewer and healthier children, educate her children and innovate in her community.