The Girl Effect

How long have woman/girls been saying things like:

  • Girl power
  • Girls are better then boys
  • Girls rule – boys drool

That list can go on and on! Here is a way that you can have ‘Girl Power’! Listen to what this organization is doing and how you can help!

The Girl Effect is the potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. It’s an untapped force in the fight against poverty,
and it’s driven by champions around the globe: the Nike Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the UN Foundation, the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, CARE, Plan, the Population Council, ICRW and the
Center for Global Development – and many others.

I actually had a friend just post this as her status, I think it was last night:
Educate a boy and you educate an individual; educate a girl and you educate a nation.

And from it sounds like The Girl Effect would agree & here is why:
Why Girls?

Because there’s poverty, and war, and hunger, and AIDS, and because when adolescent girls in the developing world have a chance, they can be the most powerful force of change for themselves, their families, communities, countries, and even the planet.

But while those 600 million adolescent girls are the most likely agents of change, they are often invisible to their societies and the world.

So what can you do about that? Help make girls visible. Stand up and be counted by becoming a fan of The Girl Effect, and getting your friends to do the same. Tell the world that you think the 600 million girls in the developing world deserve better – for themselves, and for the end of poverty.

That’s a start. Ready to learn and do more? Head over to

(Nike Foundation created this page to help this movement along; opinions expressed here aren’t necessarily ours. As a private foundation, Nike Foundation does not participate in lobbying activities and cannot host discussions of legislation on this page. We may remove any postings at our discretion.)

If you are a daughter, have a daughter, sister, niece, or any other female in your life- imagine them not having the opportunities that we have here in America. As most of you know, there are girls that aren’t as fortunate to live in a country like America and where girls can bloom and thrive at their pace…not forced into something when they aren’t ready. Here is your chance to help those girls!

You can visit The Girl Effect’s website & right there on their front page is 3 ways that you can help them!

Even just one of those clicks can help 1 little girl! It may not seem like much to you, but for that little girl, could mean the difference between life & death.

Please, take a moment and visit their site and see if there is 1, just 1 thing that you can do to help!



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