Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours – yet earn only 10 percent of the world’s income
... And they own less than one percent of the world’s property.
If you want to cause real and lasting change in society, teach a girl to believe in herself.
Studies show that when girls stay in school longer, society as a whole benefits:
- Fewer girls become child brides
- Fewer women die in pregnancy or childbirth
- Fewer children die before the age of five
- Fewer children suffer malnutrition
- More children get vaccinated
- More children receive an education
When girls and women earn money, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families – compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man. And according to the World Bank, removing the cultural barriers that prevent women from working in certain sectors or occupations could lift labour productivity by up to 25% in some countries.
Yet women around the world still struggle to receive the same education and employment opportunities that men receive.
Of the 780 million people who can’t read or write, 64 percent of them are women. One third of the world’s girls are married before age 18 – and only 30 percent of them complete secondary school.
Even in countries such as Canada or the U.S., girls must deal with challenges that boys don’t face to the same degree.
- Girls are more likely to be victims of family violence
- Girls are twice as likely to be hospitalized for self injury
- Girls are more likely suffer from low self-esteem, depression, and/or eating disorders
- Two thirds of all minimum wage workers are women
That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help girls unlock their full potential – and empower them to become leaders who create positive change in their communities.
Global Sorority™ works to improve the lives of girls and young women by offering them sustainable leadership training that supports their growth and education and gives them the inner tools necessary to best utilize their own abilities and resources.
We understand the complex cultural and economic realities that many girls around the world are forced to navigate. These issues won't change overnight. That’s why our programming meets girls where they are, positively impacting their lives no matter what their culture or economic circumstance might be.
Sowing the seeds of success
Global Sorority’s™ Elements of SUCCESS program teaches girls and young women how to boost their self-esteem and develop the emotional intelligence and inner resources they need to succeed in any situation – and how to apply these skills effectively throughout their lives.
Participants learn how to:
- Better utilize each level of their education
- Feel confident to lead in the workplace and within their communities
- Enhance their communication skills
- Share their new found skills and voice with other young women
- Understand their true value and potential!
As more girls begin to realize their full potential, they will help accelerate the societal shift that has to take place in order to achieve true gender equality. If girls don’t believe they’re truly worthy and capable of accomplishing great things, all of the formal education in the world won’t have a real and lasting impact.
Shining a light on girls’ lives around the world
Along with our Elements of SUCCESS program, we also support gender awareness education through the Global Sorority™ documentary film series.
It’s our goal to provide an online platform for girls to connect, receive mentorship and ongoing leadership training, as well as a sense of community through local chapters that uphold the true meaning of global sisterhood.
Would you like to have a lasting and positive impact in the world? Well it begins right here in your own community.
Become a Sponsor
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Documentary Film Series
Learn from young women as they share their challenges, joys, and hopes for the future in these mini-documentary series.