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Apr 25 2014

Photo Essay: Landesa Girls Project Profiles of Progress

The Girls Project, a partnership between the government of West Bengal and Landesa, aims to keep girls in school and reduce their vulnerability to child marriage.

More than 40,000 girls are currently participating in the project, learning about their rights to own and inherit land and receiving training in intensive organic gardening skills during regular meetings led by the girls themselves with support from government rural health workers.

Girls who participate in the program are more likely to stay in school, marry later, and more likely to have an asset in their name. Continue with this slideshow to meet five participating girls.

 

 

Read more information about the project.

Watch Academy Award winner Megan Mylan’s 9-minute documentary about the project.

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