To mark International Day of the Girl, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Malala Fund are calling on leaders to ensure all girls can go to school.
Ana María Mideros, World Board Chair of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, said:
"Education is at the core of what WAGGGS does. We represent 10 million girls in 150 different countries and we believe that through the power of non-formal education programmes we can empower girls and young women to be the best they can be, speak out on issues that affect them and transform their lives and communities.
“Therefore, I am delighted that, to mark International Day of the Girl, WAGGGS has united with Malala Fund to call on countries to take action and provide girls with 12 years of free, safe, quality education for every single girl around the world. We demand that more girls can access the education they deserve, no matter where they live."
Farah Mohamed, Malala Fund CEO, said:
“130 million girls are out of school today. Despite repeated promises, leaders are only investing about half the money needed to send all children to school.
“If we want a safer, healthier, wealthier world, we must invest in girls. Malala Fund is proud to join WAGGGS, and the incredible young women they represent, to call on leaders to fully fund education and give every girl the chance to succeed.”
This International Day of the Girl, WAGGGS and Malala Fund are calling for 12 years of free, safe, quality education for every girl around the world.