#GirlsCount: A Demand For Girls’ Education

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.

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