Welcome To The Unstoppable Revolution In Girls’ Education
All around the world women are barred from classrooms, forced to stay home, or told education is better left to men. For centuries they’ve endured this. But now, they’ve had enough. They are claiming their right to an education.
Join thousands of women and men from around the world who are rallying to this cause. Together we have the power to make a difference.
How it works…
Take a name: Below, pick a woman to champion.
Leave a name: Sign the petition.
See your impact unfold: We’ll send you updates so you can track the progress of the movement.
Hamida has eight children, most of whom are suffering from mental or physical disorders. She struggled to pay for their medicine and couldn’t read their prescriptions. This was her motivation to learn to read.
She joined a CAI-supported literacy class in 2016 to help her children and escape the horrible situation she is in.
Hamida has 296 champions.
Aisha is fighting against all odds to go to school. She is growing up in eastern Afghanistan, in a province widely known to be a hotbed of ISIS and terrorist activity. At 18 years old, she is worried that she will be ripped out of school and forced to marry. In her opinion, learning about her rights and being able to defend herself with her knowledge is the only way she’ll have any say in her life.
Aisha has 130 champions.
Nur Jahan’s Story
Nur Jahan was depressed and felt trapped in everyday life. At 55 years old she thought isolation and illiteracy were all that was left to her. She took care of her 10 children, but spiraled further and further into unhappiness. When she heard that there was a free literacy program for older women she took a chance and signed up, grasping at any chance to pull herself out of the darkness and into the world.
Nur Jahan has 107 champions.
Why should you be a champion?
I want to be Nur Jahan’s Champion!
“I am 66 years old and right after retiring, learned that I have breast cancer. I am currently in treatment and my prognosis is good, but it’s left me feeling depressed and unable, for now, to do the things that I wanted to do. But I don’t want to just be depressed! I really think that women of the world helping each other is healing for our souls, and I really want to be involved in that. It will help me heal and it will help other women heal and become strong and vibrant.” – Naomi
I want to be Aisha’s Champion!
“No matter what age men and women should be regarded equally and have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals. The basic ability to read and write opens the doors to a greater world.” – Michael
I want to be Hamida’s Champion!
“I have grown up privileged in the US being a white, middle class female with easy access to great education. I have a Master’s degree and work a steady job as a state employee. I am trying to learn from others who have not had those “built in” privileges. I want to make a difference in the world and to raise my daughter to be more aware of the world than I was at her age.” – Birgit
As you read this there are:
Women make up 80% of all refugees and displaced people.
Each minute, 28 girls are married before they are ready.
$2.00 is what 1.65 billion women and girls around the world live on every day.
Education is the solution to so many problems. If you don’t take action, your silence is allowing it to happen. Don’t settle for being an observer in life.
Participate. Live Passionately. Join the Movement.
To unlock the full potential of girls and women through education. When girls and women thrive, their families, communities, and nations prosper.
Educate a Girl. Change the World.
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