Did 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.
National 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.
What 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).
Invest in Girls
Support girls in more than 8,700 villages throughout Africa, South Asia and Bangladesh to grow into the women leaders of the future.
Check 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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Video: Cycle of Malnutrition
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.