The adolescent years are turbulent for girls no matter where they live. But in many parts of the world, failure to uphold the full dignity of teenage girls leaves them vulnerable to exploitation, violence, injury, and disease. Enabling access to education, including basic literacy, enables young girls to help their communities emerge from poverty, and delays marriage. Research has shown that education is a leading contributing factor to improving the health of young women and is associated with reductions in the rate of maternal mortality.
Access to Sanitary Supplies
In many developing countries, girls lack access to feminine hygiene products. They isolate themselves during their menstrual cycle, missing up… [Read More]
The average age of marriage for girls and women varies widely between cultures. In some cultures including parts of South… [Read More]
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Reduce Maternal Mortality
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