I remember facing the jump from elementary school to junior high. It felt like a huge leap. My biggest worry at the time was whether I should make the shift to collared shirts (to my mother’s chagrin, I had a firm t-shirt-only policy throughout my elementary years). But I showed up to Hewes Junior High with a crisp new button-down, and continued on through middle school, high school, college, and grad school with a healthy fashion balance.
My biggest “worry” in starting junior high was a uniquely first world concern. But there are infinitely bigger obstacles for kids, particularly girls, who want to finish high school in the 80 low income countries that The Global Campaign for Education, a 10x10 partner, recently studied. Yesterday, they released a report titled Make It Right: Ending the Crisis in Girls’ Education (in partnership with RESULTS Educational Fund) that takes a deep dive into the challenges of getting girls to make the leap from primary to secondary school and beyond. The report shines a light on the systemic discrimination against girls, both in and out of the classroom, that works against their progressing through the full “education cycle.”
_Make it Right _also proposes firm calls to action by the powers-that-be, highlighting the critical importance of good governance, gender equity, and the need for new practices by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. 10x10 is part of a coalition demanding these kinds of needed policy changes at the upcoming G20 conference. We’ll show you ways to get involved as soon as the campaign launches.
In the meantime, you can find the full report or summary below. 10x10 will tell the stories of ten remarkable girls who faced these very systemic challenges head-on and use their education to change their lives…and the world.
- Click here for the full length report (PDF)
- Click here for the executive summary (PDF)
- Click here to read the press release