The Girl Effect Shows how a powerful story can be told without video footage or even photographs. By using motion graphics and having music to match, this video sucks you in emotionally and makes a complex set of development issues into something simple and understandable – a girl. The video is an example of old story telling (words) in a digital age. Words still work. They just need to be delivered differently.
Today, more than 600 million girls live in the developing world.
When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
Out of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70 percent are girls.
When women and girls earn income they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.