Years ago, a team of former journalists set out to answer the question: How do you end global poverty? The powerful truth they uncovered was that educating girls is the single best way to achieve that goal. Yet, millions of girls are missing from classrooms, facing barriers that boys don't: early marriage, sex trafficking, domestic slavery and gender-based violence.
In 2013, we released the film Girl Rising, which showcased girls from around the world affected by the power of education – or lack thereof. Today, through mass media campaigns and community-led partnerships, we use storytelling to inspire girls to create a different future and bring people together in a shared mission to create transformational change in the way girls are valued.