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The Girl Effect

The idea behind The Girl Effect is that the empowerment of girls is key to social and economic change in developing countries. For example, according to The Girl Effect website:

• When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.

• An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent.

You can learn more about The Girl Effect on their website, girleffect.org, and by watching the 3-minute Girl Effect video (it has been viewed over 900,000 times on YouTube!).  You can also peruse the almost 400 blog posts written about The Girl Effect for The Girl Effect Blogging Campaign organized by Tara Sophia Mohr.  If you’re a blogger, you can add your post to the collection between now and October 11.

Full disclosure: I know Tara Sopia Mohr and participated in The Girl Effect Campaign on my personal blog, Have Fun, Do Good.