Girls for the Last Girl will advocate for the “Last Girl” who is marginalized in her society because of class, sex, caste, age, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, immigration status, mental and physical ability, and more. Many development interventions, with the aim of reaching the maximum numbers in the least time, deliberately ignore her because she is harder to reach and more difficult to uplift. Girls for the Last Girl will actively engage young girls to participate in a campaign to address the physical global march for women and girls asking countries to address the concerns of their Last Girls economically, socially, and politically.
The aim of the campaign is to influence governments, foundations, UN and civil society to stand by the “Last Girl”. The campaign is specifically asking the UN to keep the promises made over 20 years ago in Beijing not just to some girls but to all girls, by including the Last Girl in all global agendas and sustainable development goals. By bringing together the voices of girls and young women around the world, we hope to create a critical mass and unified public voice to help raise the profile of the Last Girl and influence policy.