The Girl Effect – Creating A Better Future For Girls In Poverty

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600 million adolescent girls living in poverty in the developing world are the most likely agents of change

The treatment of girls in developing countries is a huge, and perhaps the biggest, problem in development.

In the remote communities in Kenya the plight of girls is so moving.  A 13-year-old girl with a baby on her back, who is helping her 60-year-old husband tend goats. Female circumcision (mutilation of girls) is common practice and a standard procedure during puberty. Girls are married right after puberty often to much older men. Girls are less likely to be educated and trafficking in women is rampant. 

 

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