Sheepa Hafiza - Director of Gender, Justice, Diversity and Migration, BRAC - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"Sexual harassment in public places is found to be one of the major causes of girls’ dropping out of school; this causes an increase in child and early forced marriage." Sheepa Hafiza Panel...

Furaha Pascal Karimiko - Moving The Goalposts (MTG) Coach, Woman Win, Kenya - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"I learned about my rights... my right to play and to choose what I wanted to become." Furaha Pascal Karimiko Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and...

Karen Austrian - Population Council - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme is for the most vulnerable girls ages 10-19 in Zambia….Evidence shows that economic aspects of girls’ lives can act as key barriers in translating health...

Iwalola Akin-Jimoh - Executive Director, Ovie Brume Foundation, Vital Voices Fellowship Program, Nigeria - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"What we did was primarily to build the life skills of young people... and we also used sports... to build their self-confidence and self-esteem... We give them capacities in such a way that they can...

Rema Nanda - Founder and Trustee, JAGRITI Youth, India - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"I founded JAGRITI Youth ...to really dismantle the oppression that children face literally from womb to tomb, as they grow into adulthood." Rema Nanda Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "...

John Chua - Associate Professor of Communications at Richmond University, Producer and Editorial Adviser at Wadi - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"We train local people to do local things... to approach local situations..." John Chua Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

Naz Ahmed and Lisa Zimmermann - The City Academy Bristol/Integrate Bristol - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"We started in 2008 with four girls who wanted to talk about this, at that time, extremely taboo issue [FGM], and we've since grown to a group of well over one hundred young people, including many...

Elise Petitpas - Advocacy Officer, Amnesty International - DFID Girl Summit 2014

"The End FGM action campaign led by Amnesty International started in 2009 with one main objective: It was to make sure that stopping female genital mutilation would become a priority for the European...
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"[The DFID Girls' Education Challenge] is about resources... it's about partnering... but it is also about levering more than just the individual project, so we invested ...in evaluation of the programmes which will track over 70,000 girls in...

"It is not a coincidence that Malawi, which is one of the countries with one of the highest exclusion rates for girls, also has one of the highest child marriage rates...Education and child marriage do not go hand in hand." Angeline Murimirwa...

"The [Kanyashree Prakalpa] scheme is absolutely scalable because it is operated through the schools - schools are the basic unit, and administratively, it is a very, very simple scheme [of conditional cash transfers for girls]." Roshni Sen
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"Along with challenging the non-implementation of the law [prohibiting child marriage], we decided to approach the court on various aspects that lead to child marriage or result from child marriage." Kranti L. Chinnappa
 
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"I am deeply committed to making sure that we prosecute not just FGM but also offenses of forced marriage." Alison Saunders
 
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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Can Better Legislation and Successful Prosecutions Help End FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage?"

"FGM/C in Sudan is rooted in social norms, a self-enforcing social foundation, as a religious duty for some families and communities." Dr. Amal Mahmoud Abdalla

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"We've taken the positive aspects of Rwanda culture and reframed them to address the girls' needs and unique challenges." Kate Wedgwood

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Can Better Legislation and Successful Prosecutions Help End FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage?"

"Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything is a multi-media initiative which aims to enhance knowledge and change perceptions and attitudes on women’s empowerment, family planning and the social determinants of reproductive...

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"Sexual harassment in public places is found to be one of the major causes of girls’ dropping out of school; this causes an increase in child and early forced marriage." Sheepa Hafiza

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"What we did was primarily to build the life skills of young people... and we also used sports... to build their self-confidence and self-esteem... We give them capacities in such a way that they can ...build communities and address various community issues, depending on what they identify as parity for the community." Iwalola Akin-Jimoh

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"The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme is for the most vulnerable girls ages 10-19 in Zambia….Evidence shows that economic aspects of girls’ lives can act as key barriers in translating health knowledge into health behaviour change.” Karen Austrian

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"I learned about my rights... my right to play and to choose what I wanted to become." Furaha Pascal Karimiko

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"I founded JAGRITI Youth ...to really dismantle the oppression that children face literally from womb to tomb, as they grow into adulthood." Rema Nanda

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"We train local people to do local things... to approach local situations..." John Chua

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

"The End FGM action campaign led by Amnesty International started in 2009 with one main objective: It was to make sure that stopping female genital mutilation would become a priority for the European Union." Elise Petitpas
 
Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

"We started in 2008 with four girls who wanted to talk about this, at that time, extremely taboo issue [FGM], and we've since grown to a group of well over one hundred young people, including many boys." Lisa Zimmerman
 
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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

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"Sexual harassment in public places is found to be one of the major causes of girls’ dropping out of school; this causes an increase in child and early forced marriage." Sheepa Hafiza

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"What we did was primarily to build the life skills of young people... and we also used sports... to build their self-confidence and self-esteem... We give them capacities in such a way that they can ...build communities and address various community issues, depending on what they identify as parity for the community." Iwalola Akin-Jimoh

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"The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme is for the most vulnerable girls ages 10-19 in Zambia….Evidence shows that economic aspects of girls’ lives can act as key barriers in translating health knowledge into health behaviour change.” Karen Austrian

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"I learned about my rights... my right to play and to choose what I wanted to become." Furaha Pascal Karimiko

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"I founded JAGRITI Youth ...to really dismantle the oppression that children face literally from womb to tomb, as they grow into adulthood." Rema Nanda

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"We train local people to do local things... to approach local situations..." John Chua

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

"The End FGM action campaign led by Amnesty International started in 2009 with one main objective: It was to make sure that stopping female genital mutilation would become a priority for the European Union." Elise Petitpas
 
Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

"The [Kanyashree Prakalpa] scheme is absolutely scalable because it is operated through the schools - schools are the basic unit, and administratively, it is a very, very simple scheme [of conditional cash transfers for girls]." Roshni Sen
 
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"FGM/C in Sudan is rooted in social norms, a self-enforcing social foundation, as a religious duty for some families and communities." Dr. Amal Mahmoud Abdalla

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"The parents and the community gather around and watch this film.... They see the transformation and they are really amazed." Bruktawit Tigabu Tadesse

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In this study from Spain, researchers sought to fill a gap in the literature on initiatives of child and youth participation in the production of media content at the municipal level in Spain. This recommendation of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (Comité de los Derechos del Niño - CDN) of the United Nations, follows the...

In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Panama, join to make a call to society, parishioners, and media to enable children and...

To help strengthen the systems of protection for children and youth in Guatemala, since 2013, the organisation Young Guatemala Peace Association, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has undertaken a number of strategies to support local governments to address the problems of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted...

This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.

Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their...

This initiative, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), aimed to amplify the voices of Mexican indigenous adolescents. It explores the relationship between adolescence, indigenous identity, and rights, as expressed in their experiences and perceptions....

“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. Globally, two thirds of all new infections among adolescents were among adolescent girls. This is a moral injustice. I am calling on young people to lead the All In movement, alongside the United Nations, public and private partners, and countries themselves, to end the adolescent...

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