Raising Girls’ Voices

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The 600 million girls who live in the developing world have started to get the attention they deserve on the world stage. A prime example is “Girls and Women: Scaling What Works,” a featured topic at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)* Annual Meeting.

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The 600 million girls who live in the developing world have started to get the attention they deserve on the world stage. A prime example is “Girls and Women: Scaling What Works,” a featured topic at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)* Annual Meeting.  In a series of plenary and breakout sessions, corporate, government and NGO leaders will take a deeper look at proven initiatives to improve the lives of girls in developing countries. One of the most exciting aspects of the program is that CGI plans to promote ideas and innovations coming directly from girls in the developing world, who seldom have the platform that CGI provides.

Abundant data support CGI’s emphasis on investing in girls in the developing world. To cite just one powerful statistic:  when 10 percent more girls go to school, a country’s GDP increases on average by 3 percent. Yet less than two cents of every international development dollar is directed specifically to girls. Clearly, there’s still a compelling need to bridge the gap between the strong case for investing in girls and reality.

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