She’s the First fights for a world where every girl chooses her own future, and nothing made more sense for us to help support them in inspiring a world where girls are educated, respected, and heard.
How She's the First Works:
Global problems have local solutions. We collaborate with effective grassroots organizations to share knowledge, power and resources, so that girls are:
This starts with girls enrolling in and graduating from high school. It continues with sexual/reproductive health lessons and crucial life-skills training.
It isn’t enough to teach girls to speak up, if the world isn’t ready to listen. That’s why we train educators and mentors to put girls’ voices and views at the center of their work.
We amplify girls’ own voices to challenge gender biases and change the policies and attitudes that limit their potential.
The challenges holding girls back are complex, so they don’t pretend to have easy answers or magic wands. It’s not enough to get a girl into school if later she is pulled out for reasons beyond her control. They can teach girls to speak up, but we can’t forget to make sure that the world listens.
This is why She’s the First takes a holistic approach to our work. They find, fund, and support solutions that not only educate and empower girls but also build up the communities where they are able to flourish.
Hemispheres United was proud to have She's the First for their 2020 charity and are excited to announce that they will be their 2021 charity as well!