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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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Regardless of Election Outcome, Girls Are the Future in Nigeria

As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the lived reality of many women and girls.


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Scaling Up the “Whole Girl” Approach to End Child Marriage

A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.


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Fulfilling the Promise to Let Girls Learn

The new Let Girls Learn initiative suggests the President and others are taking issues surrounding girls’ education and empowerment seriously.


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Malawi Bans Child Marriage but the Work Is Just Beginning

While the law banning child marriage is a major milestone, ending the practice requires action on multiple levels.


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