Global Fund for Women believes in the power of girls to change their own lives, to write their own stories, and to create their own futures. We know that girls and young women are incredible changemakers with potential to change their communities and countries, and help to build the world they want to see.
In 2015, Global Fund for Women’s work directly benefited more than 180,000 girls. Over the years, our investment in girls and young women has empowered girls to become local and national leaders in places like Guatemala, helped girls to change laws directly affecting them around access to education and contraception, and the legal age of marriage in places like Malawi, and provided girls with knowledge about their rights, how to end violence, and how to drive change around the world.
For us, it’s simple: girls matter. Girls’ rights matter, their dreams matter, their voices matter, and their access to quality education, health care, economic opportunity, and technology matters. No exceptions.
For International Day of the Girl on October 11th, join us in celebrating girls around the world with seven of our favorite empowering quotes for girls—from five girls from our grantee network globally and two girls who inspire us in the US.