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The Life of a Girl in the Developing World

The LIFE of a GIRL in the Developing World THE HUNGER PROJECT A TEEN GIRL gives birth to The birth of a GIRL child is a SAD OCCASION an UNDERNOURISHED BABY A TEEN GIRL is married off & PREGNANT before being fully developed & while undernourished A GIRL is breastfed 6-8 WEEKS LESS than a BOY CYCLE MALNUTRITION of Despite farming the FOOD, TEEN GIRLS A GIRL EATS LAST & LEAST receive LESS of it & are less nourished A GIRL is kept OUT of SCHOOL to care for SIBLINGS & PROVIDE LABOR The Cost of Discrimination Nearty 1 MILLION child deaths/year RI.P R.I.P could be PREVENTED if girls were exclusively R.I.P R.LP breastfed during the first 6 MONTHS. Nearly 1/2 of ALL GIRLS in developing countries are MOTHERS by their 18TH BIRTHDAY. Early pregnancy & MALNUTRITION makes PREGNANCY &CHILDBIRTH R.I.P the #1 killer of girls age 15-19. 5 MILLION young people in developing SEX RATIO IN INDIA 1,000 BOYS 1981 952 1991 normal 945 2001 927 64% countries GIRLS LIVING WITH HIV Now 914 GIRLS In India, 47% Since 1981, the NORMAL SEX RATIO has steadily fallen for children aged O-6. of adolescent GIRLS are underweight What to Do The best way to FIGHT MALNUTRITION is to EDUCATE GIRLS. An educated woman tends to have fewer, healthier children - breaking the cycle. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age 5. In 2011 THE HUNGER PROJECT 64,271 people joined together for public events honoring National Girl Child Day - an awareness- raising day founded by THP-Bangladesh in the year 200O. Nearly 1,300 YOUNG GIRLS in Africa attended NURSERY SCHOOLS WITH MEAL PROGRAMS. Nearly 1,000 people participated in OVER 200 campaign activities to halt early marriage in South Asia. visit www.thp.org for more information SOURCES: Save the Children, UNICEF, UNESCO, IFPRI, FAO. For full source information visit http://www.thp.org/learn_more/issues/girls Infographic design by Susana Hernandez

The Life of a Girl in the Developing World

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The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Learn more about the life of a girl in the developing world, from the cycle...

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