Why Girls?

Being a girl in the developing world is tough. It means you are more likely to be married off early, more likely to find yourself having a child while still a child, more likely to drop out of school, more likely to suffer from violence and abuse, to be the last to be fed, the last to be heard.


 WHY GIRLS? THE FACTS

70%

of the world's total poor are girls and women

1 in 3

62 million girls that should be in school today, are not, simply because they are girls

830

the number of girls and young women who die everyday during pregnancy and childbirth

INVEST IN GIRLS

… AND THEY WILL DO THE REST

A girl’s income can increase 15-20% for every year she stays in school.

When you multiply that by every girl, you get serious economic results.

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