On 7th July 2022, the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) and Plan International, together with adolescent and youth leaders, hosted an intergenerational dialogue with Action Coalition leaders titled ‘Generation Equality Forum, One Year On: Shifting Power and Resources to Adolescent Girls and Youth-led Organisations’.
The invite-only, intergenerational dialogue aimed to explore what ‘good’ accountability for the implementation of the commitments made through the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) process looks like to girls. Participants discussed in detail what more could be done to implement commitments to urgently shift resources and power to young feminist and girls’ rights organisations and movements. Crucially, we aimed to curate a space to coalesce around opportunities and solutions – such as the ‘Girls’ Fund’ – for accelerating these shifts.
To accommodate those who missed out on the closed door event, we hosted a follow up event to launch the Summary Report and shared insights from conversations with adolescent girls, young leaders, action coalition leaders and commitment makers.
Watch the recording of the Summary Report Launch.
Read Summary Report.
On 16 March 2022, AGIP, Ireland, and Purposeful co-hosted the CSW66 side-event ‘Generation Equality Accountability for Adolescent Girls’; part of the official program of 24h Around-The-Clock Generation Equality at CSW66. This event aimed to meet the recommendations from adolescent girls on accountability to girl-centric commitments made during the Generation Equality Forums (GEF). The event was co-designed and co-facilitated by adolescent girls and young leaders with support from the co-hosts, and welcomed speakers from different stakeholder groups, including UN Women, Action Coalition Leaders, government officials, and other young leaders.
Authors: Eyleen, Sarah Alheiwidi and Eglė Janušonytė
Tackling the drivers and outcomes of child marriage requires the voices of young activists and researchers as we are able to bring a fresh perspective to understanding the pressures that adolescent girls face in our communities and contribute ideas about solutions that will resonate in our specific contexts. In this commentary, we bring together the voices and experiences of three young women activists and researchers from three additional regions—Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.Read More
On 23 November 2021, AGIP hosted the webinar ‘Where are we on the adolescent agenda? Taking a deep dive into Covid-19 evidence and SDG data gaps’ to launch two recent AGIP and partner published reports:
Watch the recording here to find out more about their methodology, report findings, and implications for research and policy.
You can view the slide deck here.
Do reach out to the AGIP Secretariat with any questions.
This report by GAGE, on behalf of AGIP, investigates what we know about adolescent and youth well-being based on available SDG indicator data, and the extent to which data are usefully disaggregated and reported. The report answers three overarching questions:
- What is the state of adolescent and youth progress in key SDGs?
- What is the extent of SDG data disaggregation?
- Call to action: What are the priority recommendations to be implemented during the Decade of Action leading up to 2030?
With the COVID-19 crisis continuing to evolve, evidence on the effectiveness of short-term emergency-oriented responses and long-term mitigation strategies is expanding but still limited. There are, and will continue to be, substantial evidence gaps on programming to address risk across outcomes of importance to adolescent girls.
More evidence is needed to slow the risks posed by the pandemic for this sub-population, which can help guide gender- and age-responsive prevention and impact mitigation investments. Evidence from approaches delivered in other unstable contexts may offer important lessons for decision-making in the current context. Recognizing this, Population Council conducted a structured review (under the auspices of the AGIP) of existing evidence collected prior to the pandemic, across low- and middle-income country contexts.