About Let Girls Lead (LGL)
Who We Are
Let Girls Lead
is building a global movement of Champions who protect girls from violence, and ensure they can attend school, stay healthy, and learn skills to escape poverty. We empower girls and their allies to lead social change through advocacy, education, economic empowerment, storytelling, and strategic partnerships.
To date, our work has contributed to improved health, education, and livelihoods for more than 7 million girls through the passage of national laws, implementation of programs, and distribution of funds to ensure access to quality healthcare, education, and economic opportunity. Let Girls Lead's two sister initiatives, Champions for Change
(C4C) and Youth Champions Initiative
(YCI), leverages LGL's proven model to improve the lives of women, youth, and girls around the world. LGL, C4C, and YCI are based at the Public Health Institute, a leader in global health and development for 50 years.
Let Girls Lead
invests in leaders and organizations working to improve girls’ lives, enabling them to take their innovative strategies to scale. The UN Foundation’s evaluation of our work demonstrated we have improved the health, education, livelihoods, and rights of 7 million girls.
LGL’s impacts include:
- Reducing child marriage in Malawi by empowering girls to advocate with village chiefs, and a national campaign increasing the legal age of marriage.
- Lowering teen pregnancy and youth HIV infection rates in Honduras by improving young people’s access to comprehensive education and health services.
- Guaranteeing protection of girls' health, education, and welfare in Liberia through passage and implementation of the national Children's Law.
- Building a global network of over 100 leaders and organizations advocating for girl-friendly laws, policies, and funding.
- Passing national legislation in Guatemala to raise the legal age of marriage from 14 to 18.