Save the Children Empowering Girls in Bangladesh

by Save the Children Federation Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Site Visit Verified


This project creates safe environments for girls living in poverty in Bangladesh to develop the skills and receive support to stay in school, learn how to remain healthy and develop life skills.

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Nearly 50% of girls in Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, are married by the age of 15, and 60% become mothers by the age of 19. They also face insufficient access to health and education information and services and economic opportunities. This project offers 45,000 girls ages 10-19 in Bangladesh the chance to create better futures for themselves, be valued by and contribute to their communities, by strengthening their voices and becoming empowered.


This project creates safe environments where girls learn together, increase health awareness and acquire life skills and financial knowledge. We train adolescent females as peer educators and provide incentives to families to delay early marriage.

Long-Term Impact

To reach 45,000 girls to reduce age of marriage and pregnancy, support them to stay in school and seek health services, earn livings, make financial decisions, raise their voices, be valued by their communities–and ultimately reduce poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @savethechildren
Project Leader:
Megan McLain
Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Westport, CT United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 459 donors like you, a total of $22,696 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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