From a good education and a safe place to live to quality healthcare and economic opportunity, women and girls must meet 6 Essential Needs to succeed. Our work, determined by local women and girls, provides resources to help meet these needs.
Girls today are part of the largest girl generation in history. We have an extraordinary opportunity to end poverty if we can make sure they stay in school. Every year a girl goes to school can increase her future income by 10% — money that women invest in food, health, education and family wellbeing.
Field Resources for Education
Ensuring Adolescent Girls' Wellbeing: A Holistic Approach [pdf]
The objective of this document is to consolidate information related to adolescent girls’ wellbeing and to illustrate entry points for holistic, multi-sectoral initiatives that can help girls achieve wellbeing. This resource is outcome-focused; multiple experts from the adolescent girl field identified their optimal outcomes as related to girls’ education, health, economic empowerment, hygiene, experience of gender-based violence, and experience in conflict, emergency, or humanitarian settings. We illustrate connections across sectors that make the case that the holistic needs of girls must be taken into consideration regardless of in which sector the program or policy originates.
Source: Coalition for Adolescent GirlsDownload This Resource
Child Marriage and Early Child-bearing in India: Risk Factors and Policy Implications [pdf]
This brief examines which girls are most at risk for early marriage and what can prevent early marriage.
Source: Young LivesDownload This Resource
Girls' Learning and Empowerment- The Role of School Environments [pdf]
This policy brief discusses how a school's physical and social environment impact girls' learning and empowerment.
Source: United Nations Girls' Education InitiativeDownload This Resource