Amplifying Girls' Voices
For Girl-Led Advocacy

The Let Girls Lead “Girls’ Voices Initiative” (GVI) amplifies the voices and power of girls by engaging girl leaders ages 10-19 in strategic advocacy with key national decision-makers to ensure that girls’ voices are at the center of post-2015 global development. Focusing in Guatemala, Malawi, Ethiopia and Uganda, GVI strategies include direct advocacy, high-level events, and strategic communications campaigns led by girls. Let Girls Lead, in collaboration with UNICEF, is working to ensure that girls’ priorities, needs, and potential influence the post-2015 development agenda in each focus country and at global and regional levels.

For more information about GVI please download the fact sheet here: English or Spanish

The girl declaration

Let Girls Lead is a signatory of the girl declaration, an essential document for the Girls' Voices Initiative. 

"This is the moment for girls to be heard. Through a series of groundbreaking consultations, 508 girls living in poverty – together with 25 of the world’s leading development organisations – created the Girl Declaration. It contains recommended guiding principles, goals and targets and is the tool we use to stop poverty before it starts. Details of the five Girl Declaration goals are below, alongside the most important bit: the individual targets that will actually make them happen." -The Girl Effect

Download a copy of the Girl declaration




GVI asked girl leaders from our Girls' Voices Initiative workshops in Malawi, Uganda, Guatemala, and Ethiopia to raise their voices and share their stories. We invite you to read the stories of these incredible young women who are making a change in their lives and their communities. 

read the girls' stories here