Advocating for Adolescent Girls in Africa & Latin America

Author(s): 
Emily Teitsworth
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Public Health Institute
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 12, 2012

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.
Topic: 
Gender
Regions: 
Latin America & the Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global
Tags: 
2012 GYEOC Resource
Adolescent Girls
Economic Empowerment
Scaling Up
Youth
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