AS PER NCPCR, 40% OF 15-18 YEAR-OLD GIRLS WERE OUT OF SCHOOL AND AMONG THEM 65% WERE ENGAGED IN HOUSEHOLD WORK

  • A large number of vulnerable populations reside in urban & rural slums of India which are sustaining their lives below the poverty line index and are uneducated, unaware and deprived of basic amenities. These families often form the lowest rung of the society and it is particularly in this social and financial order that women are the poorest of the poor with minimal right of choice and no right of expression.

  • Women from this stratum are still struggling to acknowledge their fundamental rights and have no access to adequate resources for voicing their opinions even for their healthcare and basic rights. We believe that sexual and reproductive health often falls between the cracks when women are not in a strong position to make or influence personal decisions.

47.1%

Women within the ages of 15-24 years who use hygienic methods of protection during their menstrual period (%) is 68.6 in Urban, 39.9% in Rural and 47.1 % in total

36.7%

Ever-married women who have ever experienced spousal violence (%) is 29.6% in Urban, 39.3% in Rural and 36.7 % in total

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Every Third Woman In India Suffers Sexual, Physical Violence at Home

Domestic Violence against Women and its relation in spreading life-threatening transferable diseases.

Girls’ Clubs making a difference in Nigeria


The more girls we gather together, the more power we have,” declares simon abigail, 16-year-old secretary of manchok girls’ club, set up by actionaid.

“I encourage girls to stay in school for longer. i want to tell politicians in nigeria how important it is to educate girls, and explain why girls need more help because often their parents will pay the boys’ school fees and not the girls.”

“There is one girl at school who gave birth to a baby girl and dropped out,” simon recalls. “i went to speak to her family and now she’s returned to school and joined the girls’ club. when i think of her i am hopeful – but we need to keep campaigning.”

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Helping girls get to school safely

  • “My junior high school is a two-hour walk away from Ukpong, where I live. Without a bicycle I would not be able to get to my lessons,” Carolina says.

  • Like other girls at risk, Carolina was given an Ladli Foundation bike so that she can get to school quickly and safely.

  • “Now I go to school every day and I’m doing well in class. I am determined to stay in school and go to training college so that I can become a teacher,” says Carolina with pride.

  • “Thank you Ladli Foundation for my bicycle!