The Girl Effect

Around the world, girls continue to be discriminated against and excluded because of their gender. Millions face violence in their everyday lives and the bright ones are held back, never having the opportunity to complete their education

Educating Girls

Education can change the fate of girls. Ensuring that girls get a secondary education is one of the most effective ways to avert child marriage, early pregnancy and unemployment. This is why two out of every three children we select are female.

Overcoming gender stereotypes one girl at a time

Today, two-thirds of the 774 million illiterate people on Earth are female. One in three girls in the developing world are married before age 18, and one in three girls in the developing world give birth before age 20. Ensuring that girls get a secondary education is one of the most effective ways of averting child marriage and early pregnancies.

1 in 3

girls in the developing world are married before age 18 and will give birth before the age of 20.

The girls who join our programme are given the tools and support they need to become future leaders and changemakers – and exceptional role models for other girls from their communities.

%

of the world's 700 million illiterate people are female.

Pestalozzi Success

%

Of our alumni to date are female

931 girls have graduated from our programme. Many have gone on to become the first girls in their families to go to college. Most are leading fulfilling careers. All of them are true role models for other girls in their communities.