About the Coalition for Adolescent Girls
The Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG) is a member-led and driven organization dedicated to supporting, investing in, and improving the lives of adolescent girls. We drive new and improve existing programming, policies, and investments that promote the opportunities and rights of adolescent girls. CAG members envision, and strive toward, a world where adolescent girls are fully able to realize their rights, navigate challenges, and access opportunities during the transition from childhood to adulthood and beyond.Learn More
In Focus: Building the Assets to Thrive - Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia
A new report from the Population Council focuses on adolescent girls' vulnerability to HIV
Despite decades of investment and dramatic progress against HIV, adolescent girls remain at disproportionate risk of infection. Population Council research shows that the best way to protect girls and young women from HIV and other bad outcomes is to reach them early—before they experience irreversible events like HIV infection or unintended childbearing—and with enough health, social, and cognitive assets to make a measurable difference in their lives.
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Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, a consequence of discrimination against women, and a barrier to progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security. Violence against women and girls, however, is not inevitable – prevention is possible and essential. This year, the UNITE Campaign is celebrating 16 Days […]Find out more »
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that starts on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional, and international […]Find out more »