The Global Crisis for Girls
It is known that the education and development of girls creates an upward spiral that lasts beyond their lifetime, breaking the cycle of poverty for their families, communities, and the global community. Yet over 130 million girls worldwide are not in school. Often barriers to education and success are high for underserved girls with strong cultural norms favoring boys education, remote school locations, lack of access to separate latrines and menstrual supplies, gender based violence and vulnerability to exploitation , early marriage and pregnancy.
THE HERSTORY CAMPAIGN SOLUTION
The HerStory Campaign speaks to this crisis through the power of literacy, storytelling and mentoring. Girls are able to overcome challenges and are encouraged to discover their strengths, explore their talents, strengthen their voices and pursue their dreams.
Studies show equitable education pays off:
*25% increase in a girl’s income for each additional year of secondary school (UNICEF)
*64% fewer child marriages and a delay in childbearing when girls have 12 years of education (UNESCO)
*A girl with secondary education will have fewer children and is twice as likely to educate them. (UNICEF)
WHAT IS THE HERSTORY CAMPAIGN?
The HerStory Campaign inspires girls and supports them in creating lives of freedom and fulfillment. Global G.L.O.W. and New York-based nonprofit LitWorld have collaborated to create the HerStory Campaign. Together, we provide opportunities for over 5,000 girls in 26 countries to share their stories through literacy, expressive art and dynamic mentorship. Ultimately, the goal of the HerStory Campaign is to inspire action that will move the world toward greater justice, fairness, health and greater global well-being.
THE GLOBAL HERSTORY SUMMIT AT THE U.N. AND ITS FAR REACHING IMPACT
In March 2017, the HerStory Campaign convened 60 girl Ambassadors from impoverished communities in 10 countries to participate in the second annual Global HerStory Summit (GHS) at the United Nations in New York City. The culminating event at the GHS was a powerful presentation at the U.N. where girls’ stories were amplified to drive the discourse on gender equality.
Following the GHS, Ambassadors returned home as empowered leaders with a yearlong Community Action Plan that will promote positive change for 1000’s of girls. As an Ambassador at the GHS, girls begin that upward spiral—one that not only changes her, but her family, community, and ultimately, the world.
$75,000: Africa Sponsor
Sponsor all the girl ambassadors from Africa, mentor’s travel, participation and Community Action Projects
$50,000: Asia Sponsor
Sponsor all the Girl ambassadors from Asia, mentor’s travel, participation and Community Action Projects
$25,000: Country Sponsor
Sponsor all the ambassadors, mentors and the Community Action Projects from ONE country
$10,000: Travel Sponsor
Sponsor travel costs for 15 girls
$5,000: Community Action Sponsor
Sponsor 1 yearlong Community Action Project in a girl’s community
$2,500: Community Action Sponsor
Sponsor 1 girl’s travel and Global HerStory Summit experience
Sponsor 1 girl’s Global HerStory experience
Help sponsor a girl’s Global HerStory experience