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Because she is a girl, she is in DANGER.

In some of the highest risk places around the world, girls are the most vulnerable of all people to abuse and slavery.

Where son preference is prevalent, families with limited resources give attention, nutrition and education to the boys, while the girls are neglected, abused and sold.

She is in danger of:

Sex Slavery


of sex slaves are female.

Human Trafficking


of those who are trafficked into domestic and sexual servitude are women and girls.

Child Marriage


million girls are more likely than boys to be uneducated and are often forced into marriage as children – a form of human trafficking.


1 in 3

women experience physical or sexual violence at some point during their lifetime.

The #1 cause of death for adolescent girls is SUICIDE.

Because of the heartbreaking trauma that girls experience, they lose all hope.

Because she is a girl, she has the potential to

Research has shown that when you equip girls in the developing world with education and tools, there is tremendous benefit to their communities.

An educated girl will reinvest 90% of her future income in her family, compared with 35% for a boy.

Her parents, who traditionally have seen girls as having little to offer, begin to recognize her intelligence and abilities.

Her neighbors notice the change in her, a change they have never seen before in any woman.

She is transformed. She is brimming with confidence and she is bringing her education, her skills and her income back into her community.

Women are the driving force behind the social change that occurs when freedom takes root in communities formerly plagued by slavery – creating sustainable freedom.

More girls, villages and communities are positively impacted. The positive change spreads and countries benefit.

Adolescent girls are the most powerful force for change on the planet. – The Girl Effect

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