Maria Eitel: The Girl Declaration

"All of us in this room had really big dreams as a girl, and it's now our turn to give each of those girls living in poverty a chance to live her dream."

Maria Eitel, founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the NIKE Foundation, initiated the Girl Effect movement in 2004. Today, she is sharing The Girl Declaration, five goals and seven principles that can create a better future for girls and end poverty for the world.

Bringing together the thinking of hundreds of girls living in poverty across the globe with the expertise of more than 25 of the world's leading development organizations, the Girl Declaration is a tool to stop poverty before it starts.

View the full declaration here.