Here are some facts about the unfortunate reality for many girls.
Adolescent Pregnancy: 95% of teen pregnancies occur in developing countries, where maternal mortality is a leading cause of death for teens. (Source)
Poverty: Females represent 70% of the world’s poor and control 1% of the world’s wealth. (Source)
Lack of International Aid: Less than half a cent of each development dollar goes to girls. (Source)
This is why we feel strongly about increasing girls' access to sports. Return to WHY SPORTS do learn how sports can be a catalyst for change.