An Experiment to Build Social, Health and Financial Capabilities of Vulnerable Girls and Boys in South Africa

Population Council

An Experiment to Build Social, Health and Financial Capabilities of Vulnerable Girls and Boys in South Africa was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescent girls through economic empowerment initiatives are discussed in this presentation. 

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SEEP 2012 Annual Conference

SEEP Network

Join us at SEEP 2012 Annual Conference, focused this year on Building Inclusive Markets: Impact Through Financial and Enterprise Solutions. The SEEP conference is the premier practitioner event in the industry, bringing together over 500 professionals representing 250+ organizations from 70 countries. This year, the SEEP Network will host a number of exciting trainings, workshops, and plenary sessions, bringing together the most dynamic and relevant practitioners in the industry. For the first time, SEEP will also host a career fair in microfinance and enterprise development.

Call for Resources: AIYD Resource Library

Alliance for International Youth Development

The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is please to announce the upcoming launch of its brand new website. Available to members and non-members, AIYD wants your reports, policy papers, and guides for youth development to be featured in AIYD’s online Resource Library!

Contact us to share your tools.

Stories of Change Vol. 2: Youth Making A Difference

Ashoka’s Youth Venture

Stories of Change is Ashoka’s electronic book series. This volume, meant to provide inspiration to both youth and the practitioners who serve them, offers the stories of ten young “changemakers” from around the world.

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Can advocacy lead to economic security for adolescent girls?

Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI)

Blog #2 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC

Can advocacy lead to economic security for adolescent girls? Lessons learned from the Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative.

Broadening Girls’ Horizons: Effects of a Life Skills Education Program in Rural Uttar Pradesh

Population Council

This report assesses the extent to which a promising and extensively implemented life skills education program—the Better Life Options program for adolescent girls in India — can empower adolescent girls and address the vulnerabilities they face. In particular, the project sought to assess the extent to which participation in the intervention program enhanced girls’ awareness of sexual and reproductive health matters; built agency in terms of mobility, decision-making and sense of self-worth; fostered egalitarian gender role attitudes; developed vocational skills and future work aspirations; influenced perceptions about marriage and their ability to negotiate marriage-related decisions; and succeeded in delaying marriage and first pregnancy.

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Youth Economic Opportunities Online Portal

Making Cents International

The Youth Economic Opportunities learning platform is the first community of practice and knowledge exchange portal developed by and for the youth economic opportunities sector. The online portal offers an open and innovative environment for collaborative and dynamic learning and knowledge sharing around the following technical areas and cross-cutting themes: Workforce Development, Financial Services, Enterprise Development, Gender, and Evaluation & Assessment. We are dedicated to: Connecting and sharing knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned; Exchanging the latest resources, jobs, and funding opportunities; and Impacting the world’s 1.8 billion young people.