The Giving 2 Girls Initiative supports global charities that are focused on improving the lives of girls in developing countries and building a sustainable environment for them to learn, grow, and prosper.
Providing girls access to schooling is a central part of eradicating global poverty. Better educated women tend to be healthier, participate more in formal labour markets, have fewer children and marry later in life. Educating girls gives them the freedom to make decisions to improve their lives, which has deep social implications.
The G2G Initiative believes that access to a quality education is absolutely critical in alleviating suffering, ending the poverty cycle and improving the lives of girls in developing countries. Education for girls is a top priority for us!
Across low-income countries, women and girls have primary responsibility for management of household water supply, sanitation and health. Often, fulfilling these roles precludes any other occupation or participation in education, and their marginalization is compounded by the indignity and insecurity of not having private facilities. Studies show that access to clean water has a material impact on the health and security of women, and the education of girls.
The G2G Initiative is focused on improving the supply of clean water in communities to improve health and opportunities for girls!
In developing countries, women and girls are often the primary managers of natural resources, particularly for household use and small-scale agriculture. While in most developing countries both men and women farmers do not have access to adequate resources, women's access is more limited due to cultural, traditional and sociological factors.
The G2G Initiative is focused on improving food sustainability in developing countries with a focus on supporting girls and women by providing additional resources that are much needed!
More than 16 million adolescent girls become mothers every year. Of these girls, 90% are already married. This reduces their educational and economic opportunities and increases the health risks to both themselves and their babies. Child marriage has devastating consequences on a girl's health. It encourages the initiation of sexual activity at an age when girls' bodies are still developing and they know little about their rights or their sexual and reproductive health.
The G2G Initiative is focused on supporting initiatives to end child marriage!
Gender discrimination means that women have access to far fewer resources. Women in developing nations lack basic healthcare and face life-debilitating and life-threatening health issues. Maternal mortality, female genital cutting, child marriage, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS, and cervical cancer are a few of the issues that plague developing nations.
The G2G Initiative is focused on improving access to healthcare for girls and women in developing countries and improving the quality and longevity of their life!
Organizations that use sports in developing countries to promote social and economic development claim that girls who get involved in sports tend to be healthier, do better in school and have a better status in their families. Sports and athletic programs provide girls with an opportunity to connect with others and to exist outside the home, which helps improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
The G2G Initiative is focused on supporting programs that promote an active lifestyle for girls in developing countries!