Adolescent girls in developing countries face many challenges. Scroll UP to follow their journey and join the movement to support girls around the world.
An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20%. An extra year of secondary school adds 15 to 25%.
Young women aged 15-24 are as much as
times more likely than men to contract HIV
in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Sub-Saharan Africa,
of HIV-infected youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are girls.
The World Health Organization estimates that MILLION girls under the age of 18 experienced some form of sexual violence in 2002.
of all sexual assaults are against girls 15 years or younger.
girls in Sub-Saharan Africa may never get the chance to enroll in school. That’s greater than the entire population of Ohio.
each week obtaining water for their families and villages.
60,000 to 70,000
girls aged 15-19 die annually from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one girl dying from complications every 7.5 minutes.
girls in developing countries marries before the age of 15.
An infant born to a mother under the age of 18 is
% more likely to die
in his or her first year than that of an infant born to a mother older than 19.
Girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are
5 times more likely to die
in pregnancy or childbirth than women aged 20 to 24.
of adolescents aged 10 to 19 live in developing countries. Over 0.5 billion of these are girls.
girls in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1 a day
Girls are bright, talented and full of potential. But too many girls growing up in developing countries never get the chance to live their dreams because they can’t go to school, see a doctor or stay safe from harm. This is why we need you to help.
You have the power to make a difference in the lives of girls around the world. Go to GirlUp.org to learn how.