Where there is poverty in the world, a girl is most vulnerable. When a girl is protected and empowered, her family and community thrive. When a girl’s family and community thrive, the world is changed.
She is at risk for dropping out of school early, sexual violence, forced child marriage, early pregnancy, complications during childbirth, and contracting HIV/AIDS. If she survives, she will raise her children in poverty and they, too, will face the same obstacles. And yet, girls have the potential to move themselves and their families into a healthier, more secure life. JLMC firmly believes that investing in the empowerment of adolescent girls means supporting the most powerful force for change on the planet.