The High School Project for Girls
It is a sad and troubling fact that girls and women (defined as age 14 and older) in poor areas of Mexico are regularly victims of domestic/community violence, and educational marginalization. Even if a village has a high school, young women rarely attend because they are often married as early as age 14 and locked into raising their large families. The ability of capable young women to have a different kind of life is hampered by lack of money, little or no education and the absence of any kind of support network. There is no simple solution. A multifaceted approach is required to provide the kind of support necessary to help young women make the changes they want in their lives.