Globally, 130 million girls are not in school, and because poverty is sexist, girls in the poorest countries are less likely than boys are to receive an education.
This means a generation of adolescent girls is being denied the education they need to get a job, broaden their opportunities, and break the cycle of poverty. A girl with an education can change the world. That’s why ONE is launching #GirlsCount, a campaign to demonstrate the scale of the crisis and demand education for all girls.
#GirlsCount features citizens from every walk of life joining forces by filming themselves counting a number between one and 130 million out loud. One film to represent every girl denied an education.
Roxane Philson from ONE Campaign said, “It’s a global crisis that 130 million girls are not in school. It costs less than a loaf of bread to send a girl in one of the world’s poorest countries to school each day – a small investment that could save more than a million lives and add more than $100 billion dollars to the global economy every year. #GirlsCount is uniting people to make the scale of this crisis clear and to call on leaders to do more.”
Claim your number here.