Advancing the playing field that empowers
adolescent girls and
through sport & play
We help girls and their communities.
Since 2006, and thanks to our implementing partners, our grassroots programs have impacted the lives of over 4 million adolescent girls and young women in over 100 countries. Through sports and play, we help them build leadership skills and become better equipped to exercise their rights. We focus our work on three areas that are key to advancing girls’ rights globally:
- Address gender-based violence
- Access sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Gain economic empowerment
GRLS is built upon strong values
Our values guide our goals and decisions. This set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs help us to work together as a team and towards a common goal:
- Girls are our purpose
- Sport is our power
- Innovation is our edge
- Collaboration is our strength
- Change is our promise
Playing as a team,
we are unstoppable
Solving gender inequity is no small feat. We understand that to rise to a big challenge you need a big team. Our intra and cross-sector collaborations with a wide variety of grassroots women’s organisations, corporations, development organisations, sports bodies, and government agencies are essential to achieving the GRLS mission.
Since 2007, and thanks to our implementing partners, our grassroots programs have impacted the lives of over 4 million adolescent girls and young women in over 100 countries. GRLS currently supports initiatives in Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, North, Central and South America.
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