The Clock is Ticking…,
•When a girl turns 12 and lives in poverty…,
•Her future is out of her control!
•In the eyes of many, she is a woman now!
•She faces the reality of being married by the time she is 14!
•Pregnant at 15!
•If she survives childbirth, uneducated, illiterate…..,
PinK Girl News
July 2018: 100 % of our 12th grade girls passed their national exams and will be on their way to a national college or university in October 2018.
KEEPING GIRLS IN SCHOOL ACT A SOUND INVESTMENT
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) welcomes the introduction of the Keeping Girls in School Act (KGISA) of 2019 in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill is designed to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance addresses the barriers that keep more than 130 million school-aged girls around the world out of school.
The bill has bipartisan support in both houses of congress. It was introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in the Senate and Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in the House.
Ivanka Trump visiting Africa to promote women's initiative
Trump will also visit Côte D’Ivoire on her tour to promote her Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative (W-GDP), which was launched in February.
The White House
Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
When women are economically empowered, they re-invest in their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and contributes to global peace and stability. The Trump Administration is launching the first-ever whole-of-government approach to advance global women’s economic empowerment, W-GDP.
W-GDP seeks to reach 50 million women in the developing world by 2025 through U.S. government activities, private-public partnerships, and a new, innovative fund at USAID.
All girls have the right to education. Education fosters dignity and a sense of self-worth. It offers opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills and enhances life prospects. Along with nutrition, health and skills, education is a pillar of human capital: These essential elements together enable people to lead productive lives and to contribute to their countries’ economic growth and development.
Adapted from: UNFPA (2005). Strategic Investments: The Equality Dividend. [30 July 2007]
As of October 2018, PinK Girl will have 135 girls attending college or university where most receive tuition, room and board in a degree of their choice.
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