"Save the Girl Child" is a youth-led nonprofit working to raise global awareness of female gendercide and support education for girls of underprivileged communities to empower their social and economic development.
Female gendercide is the deliberate elimination of the life of a female child or fetus by her family. The scale of gendercide is staggering – it has silently claimed the lives of over 200 million girls of the world, more victims than World War 1 and 2 combined, and it forms part of the larger spectrum of violence against women and girls (VAWG) which will affect 1 in 3 women in their lifetime.
EDUCATION FOR GIRLS
Education is globally acknowledged as the most powerful means of empowering girls and protecting them from the violation of their human rights. Investing in girls’ education transforms their lives and is a critical component of gender equality, economic self-reliance, and the prevention of violence and oppression. Educated girls build better futures for their families and contribute to stable and resilient societies.
Our Two Pillars
Save the Girl Child is dedicated to ensuring that every girl fulfills her right to an education and to mobilizing youth advocacy against female gendercide. It seeks to improve the lives of underprivileged girls who are not provided with the means to reach full potential by bringing the power of literacy to them to enable their economic and social progress.
Female gendercide kills thousands of girls silently every day and has extinguished the lives of millions of girls globally. Change in society can only happen when people realize the magnitude and scale of this issue and its serious consequences. It is imperative to raise awareness and awaken societal consciousness about female gendercide so that action can be taken for change.
Education for Girls
For gender equality and girls to thrive, it is imperative they are literate and receive an education. Globally, girls are faced with greater barriers to education, a pre-cursor to economic independence, than boys. Of the 130 million children who received no primary education, 88 million were girls. Girl illiteracy is a great loss of untapped potential and it leads to perpetuation of poverty and nations being unable to progress fully.