Research shows that educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Yet, too often, girls face barriers to education that boys do not. We know that both boys and girls face structural barriers like poverty, inadequate schools, teacher truancy, etc. but girls more often face cultural or gender-based barriers like child marriage, physical vulnerability en route to school and gender violence- and discrimination. Girls’ education does not matter more than boys’ education, but girls must be given the same opportunities as boys. Our goal is not to see girls valued more than boys, but to see them valued equally; to level the playing field.