Do Girls Matter?
But the sad fact is, that in many communities they do not matter, nearly as much as boys.
If you manage to scrape together enough money to send your child to school? Best to send your eldest boy.
What about that menial job in a factory? Just send a girl, They can do it. They don't need an education
This is the reality in many developing communities around the world. Boys are just valued so much more than girls.
Our belief, here at Girls Matter, is that when you educate a girl, you not only empower the girl, but you also lift up her family and her community.
"Girls Rising" is a documentary outlining the need to support girls in developing countries gain access to education, and the benefits that come from doing so. Below is the trailer. With our work through Girls Matter, we are impacting, one girl, one family, one village, one country at a time.
Check out the videos below for some inspiring stories of girls rising up!
Check out this video showing the power of educating a girl.
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, the award-winning producers of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partners CNN Films and Gathr, comes Girl Rising -an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl - and the world.
Kakenya Ntaiya: A Girl Who Demanded School
Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo a traditional Maasai rite of passage, female circumcision, if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community, changing the destiny of 125 young women.