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In 2014, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings and the No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, committed to bringing together leading public, private, and civil society organizations from across the globe to advance solutions in girls’ education. The Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education (Girls CHARGE) was then established as an independent community of practice, with over 30 multisector partners dedicated to advancing girls’ secondary education. Partner organizations align their individual efforts for improving girls’ education to five evidence-driven priorities: (1) Access; (2) Safety; (3) Learning; (4) Transitions; and (5) Leadership.

Each Girls CHARGE member has a non-binding commitment that addresses at least one of the five priority areas. To date, 66 Girls CHARGE partners have collectively committed up to $850 million to reach approximately 15 million girls around the world by 2019.

As a result of the various commitments by the Girls CHARGE partner organizations, by 2019 we estimate that:

  • More than 9,200 schools and 40 countries will have improved policies on school safety
  • Over 263,800 teachers will have received training to improve the quality of learning for students
  • More than 300,000 girls will have been supported in their transition to secondary, higher education, or the workforce
  • More than 80,000 leaders in developing countries will have been supported to help catalyze change in girls’ education
  • More than 3 million girls will be enrolled in school
  • More than 2 million girls will have improved learning outcomes

As the current chair of Girls CHARGE, CUE facilitates opportunities for partners to network, share best practices, and address the most pressing problems in the girls’ education field as a group. To learn more about Girls CHARGE, please contact

Girls CHARGE partners include:

Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa (AGE Africa) Huru International
Advancing Girls Education and Skills (AGES) Institute of International Education (IIE)
Akilah Institute Intel
Akili Dada IREX
Anita Borg Institute Komera
Asante Africa Foundation Little Sisters Fund
Aydin Dogan Foundation Malala Fund
BRAC Mastercard Foundation
British Council Millennium Challenge Corporation
Building Tomorrow Miske Witt & Associates Inc.
Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) Mona Foundation
CARE Government of Nepal
CEDA International Oando Foundation
Central Asia Institute Opportunity International
Children’s Global Network – Pakistan Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE)
Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) PCI Global
Cooperative for Education (CoEd) Pearson
Discovery Communications Plan International
Discovery Learning Alliance Population Council
Department of International Development (DFID) Rise Up
development Research and Projects Centre (dPRC) Room to Read
Echidna Giving Save the Children
Education For All Children (EFAC) Shining Hope for Communities
Empowerment Human Development Society (EHDS) sQuid
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Study Hall Education Foundation (SHEF)
Finn Church Aid Teach For All
Girl Rising Think Equal
Global Coalition to Prevent Education from Attack (GCPEA) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Global Partnership for Education (GPE) United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)
GRACE Association Pakistan United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Graduate Women International (GWI) United States Department of State
Grassroot Soccer United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Gucci, CHIME for Change Women’s Global Education Project (WGEP)
Humana People to People WISER International

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