DO GOOD The Girl Effect

Hi Beauties!

As a female entrepreneur, empowering other women is something that I consider a duty and a calling. I mean, if we can’t count on our sisters to lift us up, who can we count on? I’ll be sharing some of the empowerment causes that are close to my heart so that together we can be catalysts for change.

Have you heard about The Girl Effect? It’s an organization centered on the idea that if we simply empowered and educated the adolescent girls of the world and gave them the resources they deserve, we would see a decrease in poverty, HIV, and suffering in developing countries. How, you ask? By investing in the economic potential of women through education and delaying child marriage, issues such as HIV and poverty are significantly decreased. Here are some stats from The Girl Effect’s site that will blow your mind:

  • Half of all first births in the developing world are to adolescent girls. Medical complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls 15-19 worldwide.
  • Worldwide, nearly 50% of all sexual assaults are against girls 15 and younger.
  • Girls who stay in school during adolescence…are less likely to be subjected to forced sex and…more likely to use contraception.
  • Closing the joblessness gap between girls and their male counterparts would yield an increase of GDP of up to 1.2 percent in a single year.
  • Giving women the same access to…resources and services as men…raises total agricultural output in developing countries by up to 4% and could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100-150 million.

The Girl Effect website has a wealth of information if you want to learn more. You can check out some of the organizations they partner with to help make the movement a reality. And tell me, have you ever seen The Girl Effect in action?

With love and power to you!


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