Posted: 06 Jan 2011 08:29 AM PST
CARE and Girl Scouts of the USA Believe that every Girl Can Become a Force for Change. That's why we're joining together to launch The Power of Girls, an initiative to engage and mobilize girls in the U.S. around critical issues affecting girls around the world, with a special focus on education and leadership. Learn more about the initiative here and take a moment to get involved - take The Power of Girls Pledge!
It’s hard to believe, but tens of millions of girls around the world are not allowed to go to school. In some parts of the world, simply being born a girl means being kept from getting an education. Yet, the more education a girl gets, the more likely she is to have a healthy family, a solid income to invest back into her community, and a vision for her future. There are girls everywhere in the world, including the United States, who are not treated fairly. We have the power to change this - Take the pledge and join a powerful grassroots movement that’s changing the lives of girls everywhere!
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