In so many places around the world, girls continue to lack access to opportunities. It's unjust. And, plain and simple, it's not smart. When girls are empowered it benefits all of us.
Investing in girls is key to reducing poverty.
Global development efforts have largely failed to reach the 250 million adolescent girls worldwide, especially the girls living in remote, hard to reach places.
Girls encounter major obstacles and discrimination in their lives, and they experience them early.