The purpose of the Girl Effect is to aid impoverished women around the world through various forms of empowerment. As an organization we place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Particular goals that are to be pursued are to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, protect natural resources, deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. Additionally, we plan to spread this knowledge to the campus and allow the Brandeis community to become more knowledgeable in issues facing women around the world.
from the Finance Board. Lydia Emmanouilidou