Advocating for Adolescent Girls in Africa & Latin America
Advocating for Adolescent Girls in Africa & Latin America was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation discusses promising practices and concrete programming strategies, including:
- Successful programs in Guatemala that empower indigenous adolescent girls to advocate for their economic and social needs with local and national decision makers;
- Advocacy efforts in Malawi that are addressing the issue of child marriage and its relationship to poverty, both as a cause and a consequence of early marriage for girls; and
- Programming strategies from five countries in Central America and Africa that can be scaled up and incorporated into economic empowerment initiatives for girls and young women.