How an Indian football program is empowering girls and improving school attendance

July 24, 2015

In a place that has some of the highest rates of child marriage and human trafficking, young women are creating a movement to build leadership and empowerment. In Jharkhand in eastern India, a program called Yuwa is using football to bring girls together, develop ambition and increase levels of school attendance.

While it is common for families to invest more in their sons than their daughters, this program creates a system that allows girls to inspire one another.

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