January 14, 2014 — A new study analyzing the impact of the Girls Project, a pilot program designed and implemented by a partnership between the Indian government and Landesa, has found that participating girls are more likely to: stay in school longer, marry later, inherit land, and have an economic asset in their name.
The Girls Project aims to stop child marriage, keep poor rural girls in school, and empower them through education about their rights and teaching them land-based livelihood skills- such as organic gardening. Currently almost 40,000 girls are participating in West Bengal, India.
For more information about the Girls Project follow this link.
To read the evaluation report for a detailed explanation of the impact follow this link.