Gender inequality is deeply entrenched in Indian society and results in poor health outcomes for India's over 110 million adolescent girls. Additionally, critical dialogue and education about the health issues affecting girls are often lacking in schools for a variety of cultural and social reasons. 

To address these issues, Girls Health Champions is an innovative, peer-to-peer education model where adolescent girls in India are trained to directly educate their peers about these important health topics, including nutrition, mental health, gender-based violence, menstruation, and reproductive health.

Our peer educators ("Champions") are trained in focused curriculum which were created in partnership with leading pediatricians, psychiatrists, obstetricians and gynecologists, educational specialists, and school teachers in both the United States and India.