Meet Lkhagvasuren and hear how her father is helping to support her education and aspirations.Peace Corps
Learn more about the Peace Corps' efforts to engage adolescent girls.Peace Corps
First Lady Michelle Obama announces new commitments at the United State of Women Summit Dinner.State Department
For Nada, Azza, and Nourhan, acceptance into the Maadi STEM School in Cairo was a dream come true.USAID
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visits a school in DC.PEACE CORPS
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visiting the School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens in Washington, DC. During this visit Peace Corps staff members presented materials focused on the Let Girls Learn initiative and spoke about the importance of girls’ education.
What happens when you educate girls?State Department
A Peace Corps Volunteer and her students give a presentation in Cambodia.Peace Corps
A Peace Corps Volunteer and her students give a presentation on the importance of hygiene and staying healthy to stay in school.
A Peace Corps Volunteer with her female students and colleagues.Peace Corps
A Peace Corps Volunteer with her female students and colleagues, celebrating their successful hand-washing and sanitation program.
A young mother in El Salvador returns to school.USAID
A young entrepreneur in Egypt makes her mark.USAID
What is Let Girls Learn?Peace Corps
An educator refuses to give into the Syria crisis.USAID
Raising our voices to Let Girls Learn.USAID
Getting moms in Liberia back into classroomsUSAID
Schools in Jordan or giving Syrian refugee students the chance to begin again.USAID
Peace Corps volunteer, Lisa, organizes empowering GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camps.Peace Corps
“I feel GLOW Camp is a great part of Let Girls Learn because it gives the girls a platform to feel that, ‘Hey, I am of value, just like a boy. I’m able to learn things just like a boy. I could be a doctor. I could be a lawyer.’ And I feel GLOW gives that to the girls by encouraging them to continue their education from junior high school to senior high school and beyond.” - Lisa
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launch Let Girls Learn.White House
The First Lady, Julia Gillard and Vanessa Ogden on education.White House
The First Lady announces new efforts to educate girls.White House
The First Lady Speaks on the purpose of Let Girls Learn.White House
Peace Corps volunteers organize GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camps to promote gender equality.Peace Corps
GLOW camps, which range from day-long sessions to week-long programs, create a safe and supportive environment for learning, cultural exchange, creativity, leadership development, and fun. Peace Corps volunteers worldwide lead GLOW Camps to help young women become better leaders, and to create stronger communities.
Peace Corps volunteers organize and lead camps to promote gender equality and empowerment.Peace Corps
Peace Corps volunteers worldwide lead GLOW Camps to help young women become active participants in their communities. Volunteers work hand-in-hand with community leaders and influencers to design GLOW programs that reflect the unique characteristics and diversity of the local area.
Peace Corps volunteers plan leadership skills actitivies to promote gender equality.Peace Corps
“Education is important because it can help us to be prosperous. I have learned a lot of things at the GLOW Camp, like how to educate a girl-child and how to be a leader. The GLOW Camp was here to educate girls and to show how a girl can become a leader. If a girl furthers her education, she can become a leader in anything.” - Mariana
Peace Corps volunteers organize after-school clubs to provide support for youth to develop leadership.Peace Corps
Peace Corps volunteers often organize after-school clubs to provide ongoing support and opportunities for youth to develop confidence and practice leadership skills over time. Clubs often begin as a way to provide tutoring for extra support after lessons to students or are focused on a particular theme, such as a Gardening Club or STEM Club.
Albertha Continues Her Education in Liberia.USAID
Albertha, 19, was forced to quit school after becoming pregnant. She bakes cookies and bread with her mother to pay for school. She joined USAID's Advancing Youth program to learn business skills. The program in Liberia provides out-of-school youth with alternative education to help them get jobs. Albertha wants to be a lawyer one day. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID.
Girls education in the West Bank.USAID
Nicole, a 5th grader, says she’ll be a doctor when she grows up. Since 2000, USAID has constructed nearly 3,000 classrooms and renovated 2,700 more in the West Bank. In addition to improving the physical conditions of schools, USAID also trains teachers and administrators, particularly in the areas of English, math, science, and information technology. Photo by Bobby Neptune for USAID.
Secretary Kerry launches the Adolescent Girls Strategy.State Department
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the launch event for U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2016. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]
Agatha refused to give up on her education.USAID
Agatha dropped out of school when she became pregnant and was later barred from returning. Determined to keep learning, Agatha joined USAID's Advancing Youth program in Liberia to continue her education. The program provides out-of-school youth with alternative education to enhance their job prospects. Photo by Neil Brandvold for USAID.
In Pakistan, Shaheen traded sewing shoes for an education.USAID
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell meets children at a center in Cairo, Egypt.State Department
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell meets with children during a visit to a center in Cairo, Egypt.
Children raise their hands during a literacy class in Malawi.State Department
Children raise their hands during a literacy class in Malawi.
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell talks about gender-based violence with an activist from Malawi.State Department
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell talks about gender-based violence with an activist from Malawi at an event that highlighted the need for post-rape care.
Ambassador Cathy Russell and Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer pose with students and faculty in Malawi.State Department
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell and Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer pose with students and faculty during a school visit in Malawi.
If we're going to transform girls' lives around the world, we need everyone to join us.Take Action