The Hunger Project: Empowering women and men to end their own hunger

Celebrating the power of girls

Give Girls a Chance to Change the World

Join The Hunger Project in celebrating the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. We are thrilled with the United Nations' recognition of this important day to raise awareness about the rights of girl children so we can put an end to the discrimination that leads to girls eating last and least, being forced into early marriage and dropping out of school.

When girls have the opportunity to be educated and healthy, society as a whole benefits. Together, let's support girls in reaching their potential and growing into powerful leaders who will create a new future for their families, communities, countries and our world.

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Girl child in IndiaDid You Know?

Nearly half of all girls in the developing world become mothers before age 18.

Childbirth is the number one killer of girls between ages 15 and 19.

More facts about girls.

2011 National Girl Child Day in BangladeshNational Girl Child Day in Bangladesh

In 2000, THP led an alliance of organizations to create National Girl Child Day in Bangladesh to raise awareness for the rights of girl children and battle traditions like early marriage, dowry and girls eating last. Read more.

Fourth Grade Class in AlabamaWhat You Can Do

“We have worked really hard to make a difference in the world, please help us try to finish it.” – Lainey, a fourth-grader in Alabama whose class collected over $1,000 for THP (their story). 

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Ghana - GirlsInvest in Girls

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Support girls in more than 8,700 villages throughout Africa, South Asia and Bangladesh to grow into the women leaders of the future.

Infographic: The Life of a Girl in the Developing WorldCheck out our infographic: The Life of a Girl in the Developing World

Learn more about the life of a girl in the developing world and spread the word using our brand new infographic!

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Cycle of Malnutrition videoVideo: Cycle of Malnutrition

In developing countries, girls traditionally eat last and least. They are married young, leading them to give birth earlier in life. A young, malnourished woman gives birth to a low-birth weight baby who, in turn, becomes a young, malnourished woman married too young. Watch the video.

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