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Taking the stage together in New York City, Mrs. Obama, Melinda French Gates, and Amal Clooney participated in a special event in support of the Girls Opportunity Alliance’s Get Her There campaign and girls’ education around the world.
During the lively gathering, the Alliance was thrilled to announce a collaboration between the trailblazers’ respective organizations to advance gender equality and end child marriage—helping girls overcome barriers they face in their communities in order to reach their full potential.
The three girls’ empowerment and gender equity champions were joined by Wanjiru Wahome, the executive director of the Samburu Girls Foundation in Kenya—a community-led organization in the Girls Opportunity Alliance which works to rescue girls from child marriage and to help them get the education they deserve.
Get a girl to school and she can change our world.
Get a girl to school and she can change our world. Get her the tools and she can lift a community. Get her the opportunity and she can teach a generation.
More than 100 million girls are without access to proper education. And there are millions more who do not have the resources they need.
Our failure to help them progress is holding us all back. Because their unrealized potential is our unrealized potential.
Get her creating and all of us thrive.
Get her learning and all of us benefit.
Let’s get her to the place she wants to be.
Let’s get her to the place she can be.
Let’s Get Her There.
We asked girls from around the world to write a letter to their 25-year-old selves, outlining the dreams, ambitions, and accomplishments they hope to achieve by 25.
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The @gatesfoundation is honored to collaborate with @girlsalliance and @ClooneyFDN to support the amazing organizations around the world that are working to end child marriage, advance gender equality, and help girls everywhere reach their full potential.https://t.co/K039KfR3km pic.twitter.com/Yvt0bSERN1
— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) October 26, 2022
Our Co-Founder Amal Clooney joined former First Lady @MichelleObama and @MelindaGates at a @GirlsAlliance event in New York yesterday, where they announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing gender equality
— Clooney Foundation for Justice (@ClooneyFDN) October 26, 2022
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— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) October 11, 2022
This #DayOfTheGirl, join me, @BatongaFdn, and @girlsalliance in helping girls around the world reach their full potential and transform their families, communities, and countries. When girls are given opportunities, our world gets better.https://t.co/ldeRXnfZNA https://t.co/zYN6PuPkpy
— Angelique Kidjo (@angeliquekidjo) October 11, 2022
The Girls Opportunity Alliance is grateful to all of the donors and partners that are making Get Her There possible and is proud to announce its diverse coalition of growing sponsors, collaborators, and supporters who are united in ensuring all girls are empowered with the resources they need to fulfill their potential: