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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Together with UNESCO, UNFPA, and the Ford Foundation, the Population Council’s STEP UP project is co-hosting a global consultation on early and unintended pregnancy. This meeting will review evidence on early and unintended pregnancy and ensuring women’s and girls’ rights to education, explore promising policy and program responses, and define core elements of global guidance […]Find out more »
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 »