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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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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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President Obama Puts Improving the Lives of Girls Worldwide on the Agenda

In his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, President Obama has prioritized adolescent girls in a way we haven’t seen before.


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The Key to Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Reaching youth with sexual and reproductive health services is more than just handing out condoms.


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Context Matters in Advancing Adolescent Health

Enhancing access to sexual and reproductive health services for youth is not enough. We must also remove barriers to these services.


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