We strengthen grassroots programs and advance global policies that ensure adolescent girls get the information, services, skills, and support they need to protect their health and human rights. We believe that girls must be able to control their lives and bodies in order to live up to their full potential.


The Girl Declaration

As world leaders prepare to set the agenda for global development, we are bringing the voices of girls into the highest halls of power. Governments must prioritize the needs of girls if we hope to achieve lasting change.

Bringing together the thinking of 508 girls living in poverty across the globe with the expertise of more than 25 of the world's leading development organizations, the Girl Declaration is our tool to stop poverty before it starts.

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Partner Spotlight: Girls' Power Initiative

In Nigeria, adolescent girls are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV, unwanted pregnancies, and trafficking. Girls' Power Initiative is helping girls build their self-esteem by providing them with the strategies and life skills they need to negotiate their adolescent years in good health.

GPI girls are Nigeria's next generation of leaders, committed to promoting social justice and gender equality.

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Learning from Nigeria: Advancing Girls’ Rights in the Classroom

Girls and boys in Nigeria are benefitting from a national program to provide education about sexual health, relationships, and gender in secondary schools.

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Brazil’s Future: Curumim’s Work to Educate and Empower Adolescents

Grupo Curumim is working with government health care workers and educators so they can provide young people with accurate, nonjudgmental, and honest information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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A Real Victory for Women and Girls

After three years of intense debate and negotiations, governments agreed to a robust, 15-year agenda for global development that promises transformative change for women and girls all over the world.

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Obama’s Trip to Africa Marks a Turning Point for Adolescent Girls

President Obama’s trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration’s work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

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