Reaching Girls at the Grassroots--A Sound Investment is featuring two posts today as part of the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign. 

Part 1 discusses how grassroots organizations, as powerful actors that find and reach marginalized girls, are key to unlocking girls’ potential.

Because they are embedded in the communities they serve, grassroots organizations are best positioned to address the marginalization of adolescent girls. They have the ability to deeply understand and address the overlapping challenges faced by adolescent girls, their families, and communities.

Part 2 discusses how donors can invest wisely in grassroots organizations that are carrying out valuable programs for marginalized girls in the developing world.

Replication of funding models that reach more grassroots organizations and draw upon their insights, innovations and small-scale successes are thus vital to the thousands more vulnerable and marginalized girls around the world. It is time for donors, large and small, to commit, expand, and deepen support for girls at the grassroots.

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