First Lady Michelle Obama’s Call to Action: Support Girls’ Education!


WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016—At the World Bank today, the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama urged policymakers and influencers from around the world to commit to urgent action in support of adolescent girls.

First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted the power of investment in adolescent girls, as well as the transformative impact that adolescent girls’ education has on girls, their families and their countries.

Said First Lady Michelle Obama. “The evidence is very clear: when we invest in girls’ education, and we embrace women in our workforce, that doesn’t just benefit them, it benefits all of us.”

The First Lady in her speech addressed the issue of girls missing school days during their menstrual cycle.

Kudos to First Lady Michelle Obama for helping break the silence on menstruation and for recognizing that #menstruationmatters to girls’ education!