Fabuloso Friday-The Girl Effect
Submitted by admin on April 10, 2009 - 10:30 am
Why Should We Pay Attention to Girls?
Little research has been done to understand how investments in girls impact economic growth and the health and
well-being of communities. This lack of data reveals how pervasively girls have been overlooked. For millions
of girls across the developing world, there are no systems to record their birth, their citizenship, or even their identity.
However, the existing research suggests their impact can reach much farther than expected.
The Girl Effect (which was created by the Nike Foundation and joined by the Novo Foundation) in order to create opportunities for girls, and for the world. Because when everyone-girls, parents, artists, rock stars, teachers, chefs, presidents,organizations, cowboys, you and I -knows about The Girl Effect, then real change can happen. The Girl Effect website is only the beginning. The end is nothing less than ending poverty.