The girl effect

I am writing this in an airport on my way to one of the centres of people trafficking. A place where young women and girls are sold, tricked or forced into prostitution. I am expecting to meet some extraordinary people and have my heart-broken again by the destruction unleashed by the one that Jesus described as the thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy.

Yet it doesn’t need to be like this.

I have long been a fan of  “The Girl Effect’. A simple message that if we took the education and welfare of girls seriously we would see enormous change  in the world. I am too much of a realist to think that there is a silver bullet to solve world poverty. But I think that educating girls would come close.

If you haven’t seen the latest Girl Effect video here it is: