(CNN)In April 2014, more than 270 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
The kidnapping sparked protests around the world and the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls.
Several organizations are helping young women around the world to receive an education in a safe environment:
Aid for Africa is an alliance of U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and its African partners. The organizations help girls from elementary school through college attend school and also provide books, uniforms, toiletries and a bed for boarding school.
World Vision has helped prevent or remove more than 33,000 children from child labor so they may attend school. It focuses on providing early-childhood and primary education for children, especially girls.
CARE USA helps girls in various nations receive an education and also work with men and boys to address gender barriers.
Girl Up — United Nations Foundation is a campaign inspiring American girls to take action for girls in countries such as Ethiopia, Guatemala and Liberia who face a lack of access to education and are susceptible to child marriage, high maternal death rates and HIV infection.
Room to Read operates in several countries throughout Africa and Asia. One of its programs focuses on girls’ secondary education and helping them transition out of school and back into their communities. More than two-thirds of their graduates attend college.
Plan International USA incorporates education into its program, from providing clean water, sanitation, health, financial security and protection from sexual violence.
A New Day Cambodia provides education, food, and shelter to Cambodia’s garbage dump scavenger children.
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