“Before the training I didn’t like the light. I only liked the dark. I was very silent. Now I like daylight and sunshine! All girls should go to Girls for the World. All girls need confidence and now I have it.”
– Afrin, age 14, India
Our vision is to facilitate the self-empowerment of girls and women by helping them to find their voices, grow in confidence, and develop leadership skills. As girls (and mothers) understand and realize their equality, value and potential, they begin to confront traditional gender roles and challenge sexism by pursuing further education, work skills and opportunities, and delaying marriage. These shifts in attitude plant the seeds for social change and provide economic sustainability for the girls and their families, present and future.