You walk into an elevator and inside is an influential member of the U.S. government. The door closes and she looks at you, leans over and asks: Why do you think we should care about adolescent girls’ rights in developing nations?
Well, what would you say?
At Girl Up, we know that there are more than 600 million adolescent girls in developing countries today. We know that girls are more likely to be poor, left behind and hungry, and less likely to have access to education and health services.
What we also know is that empowering girls can have a huuuge impact on the global economy. We know that an investment in girls is an investment in the social wellbeing of the world.
In the comment section below, we’d love to hear YOU answer the question: Why should we care about adolescent girls’ rights in developing nations? It’s important to practice your elevator pitch – a brief description meant to capture the attention of a person you hope to influence – because you never know who you’ll end up talking to!
We’ll gather the best pitches and present them to you on our blog next week. We can’t wait to hear how you answer!