Women and Girls Fund by Global Impact

A call to action:

Roughly one billion people in the world live in extreme poverty; the majority of them are women.

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{Photo courtesy of Global Impact}

Each year, about 300,000 women suffer a preventable death during pregnancy and childbirth.

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{Photo courtesy of CARE.}

Two-thirds of the children denied primary education are girls.

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{Photo courtesy of PLAN}

Women and girls make up ninety-eight percent of trafficking victims.

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{Photo courtesy of Global Impact}

1 billion women will be victims of violence in their lifetime.

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{Photo courtesy of Global Impact}

1 in 9 girls is forced into marriage before her 15th birthday.

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{Photo courtesy of CARE}

Today, through my work with Global Team of 200, I am able to introduce to you the work and images of The Global Impact Women and Girls Fund. 

Global Impact brings together four respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on helping women and girls.  Global Impact partners with CARE, World Vision, Plan USA, ICRW International Center for Research on Women.

Through this fund, you join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide education, protection and rehabilitation from violence and exploitation, job training, healthcare, safe drinking water and a host of other services to women and girls around the world.

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{Photo courtesy of PLAN}

By investing in a girl, she can lift herself out of poverty and abuse, altering the condition of her family, her community and, ultimately, the world.

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{Photo courtesy of PLAN}

Last year at this time About Proximity was hosting the documentary film Girl Rising.

These are the faces, the images of the women and girls. 

They are our sisters. In this, we know they are strong and beautiful, absolutely deserving of every opportunity we ourselves have. 

{This post is a part of a sponsored awareness program that seeks to help women and girls everywhere live healthy lives wherein they are protected, respected, educated and empowered to reach their potential. Visit www.togetherforwomen.org.}

Girl Rising Partners and Response

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These are the ten partner organizations of Girl Rising and 10x10act:

Girl-Up

  • Sign Girl Up’s Petition to End Early Marriage. 

Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation that believe American girls have a role to play in empowering girls in the global world. They provide resources for girls to become global leaders in making a difference.

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  • Donate to Partners in Health

Partners in Health help children attend school, achieve basic education and funds nutritional programs so they do not attend hungry.

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World Change starts with Educated Children at Room to Read. If every child received an education 171 million children would be lifted out of poverty.

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  • Sign the petition for equal economic participation of women. 

Women need legal protection, access to finance, education and training and access to markets, The Third Billion  and La Pietra Coalition is helping to make this a reality.

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  • Join the work of Pratham an education movement in India.

Pratham works to help every child attend school and learn well in India.

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  • Give through Plan Because I am a Girl gifts specific to girls can be found here.

Given a chance, girls can change the world. Plan USA sustains projects for micro finance, ending child labor, and abandonment of early marriage.

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Building a better future for children $35 will help a girl go to school and overcome poverty. 

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  • Donate through Care to train teachers. 

Care defends dignity and fights poverty. Among the many things Care does, it helps provide education to children.

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Girls Learn International (GLI) educates and energizes U.S. students in the global movement for girls’ access to education. Chapters in middle and high school partner with global schools.