This week is “The Girl Effect Blogging Campaign” week. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of women around the world are blogging about The Girl Effect this week. http://www.girleffect.org/video. The campaign is asking women to use their voice…..asking women to add their voice to the many voices working to raise awareness about the connection between the development of girls and the development of a peaceful thriving world.
This campaign is not about investing in girls to the exclusion of boys. This is about understanding the impact we face if girls are marginalized. The impact if girls are not receiving the same amount of investment and opportunity as boys. This is about protecting girls, boys, men and women. This is about protecting societies. Girls and their fate impact the fate of the culture and country overall. Girls and their fate impact overall economic development, public health,population growth and much more. Take just a few moments to learn more about the plight of girls in countries all over the world and how it might impact us all. The first step is always raising awareness. Understanding deeply the price we pay any time a portion of the population being marginalized. Eventually it impacts all of us.