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: Girls Speak - A New Voice in Global Development
Girls have a fundamental right to be heard, valued, and respected. Moreover, by listening to girls’ voices, policymakers and program managers can help bridge the gaps between girls’ aspirations and their actual experiences. In this report, the authors outline six themes that arise from girls’ aspirations, including the desire to be healthy and educated with viable livelihoods and career opportunities, financial security and independence; and to marry and have children at the appropriate time. Underlying all the themes is one universal: a shared inability to make decisions about their own lives even though they know what they need.
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The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) and Planned Parenthood of NYC (PPNYC) are seeking sites to participate in the Making Proud Choices Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, the goal of which is to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy among adolescents. The program focuses on young people ages eleven to nineteen who […]Find out more »
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 »