The Coalition for Adolescent Girls is committed to creating lasting change for communities in the developing world by driving investments to adolescent girls. It’s a public-private partnership that brings fresh perspectives, diverse resources and concrete solutions to the challenges facing adolescent girls in developing countries.
Founded by the United Nations Foundation and the Nike Foundation in 2005, the Coalition has been joined by more than 30 leading international organizations, including its founding members, International Center for Research on Women, the Population Council and the International Women’s Health Coalition.
Part of Plan Canada, the global campaign Because I am a Girl was created to invest in girls in developing countries to eliminate poverty and create a better world and a brighter, safer future for girls, boys and everyone.
The program's goal is to engage one million girls to raise money for projects such as clean water and food security, health care and education and livelihood initiatives, such as microfinance.
Because I Am A Girls says:
"We believe girls have a right to be invested in, a right to be acknowledged as an economic force to be reckoned with. It is time for us to really listen to the voices of girls - they are the key to change."
San-Francisco-based About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. It does so through three programs: Education Into Action media-literacy workshops; Take Action, which enables girls and women to develop and execute their own actions; and About-Face.org, its web site.
About Face’s vision is to imbue girls and women with the power to free themselves from the burden of body-image problems so they will be capable of fulfilling their varied and wondrous potentials.