GIRLS FIRST! Perspectives on Girl-Centered Programming
Today, there are 600 million adolescent girls in the developing world. With the right help, they can become catalysts for positive change in their own lives as well as in their families, communities, and the world.
This evidence-based series provides recommendations for how the field can quickly and effectively improve girls' lives—by giving them skills, knowledge, meaningful links to others, and a say in their own lives.
In this series:
- Using data to see and select the most vulnerable adolescent girls by Sarah Engebretsen explains novel ways to collect and use data on adolescent girls (PDF) (PDF en français)
- Girls' leadership and mentoring by Karen Austrian describes the best ways to cultivate girl leaders (PDF)
- The health of vulnerable adolescent girls: A strategic return on investment by Jennifer Catino outlines innovative approaches to improving girls' health (PDF) (PDF en français)
- Priorities for adolescent girls' education by Cynthia B. Lloyd explores where to go next with education for girls (PDF)
- Violence against adolescent girls: A fundamental challenge to meaningful equality by Judith Bruce reframes the field's approach to violence against girls (PDF) (PDF en français)
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