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November 30, 2021

Young Leaders’ Experiences and Recommendations to Strategically Tackle Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

Publications

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.

We highlight the unique perspective of an 18-year-old advocating for child marriage prevention laws in Guatemala, a 24-year-old building child marriage prevention into medical training and health care in Lithuania and beyond, and a 23-year-old pioneering participatory research approaches to strengthen data and evidence-informed programming for married girls in her Syrian refugee community in Jordan.

Suggested Citation: Eyleen, Alheiwidi, S., Janušonytė, E. (2021) ‘Young Leaders’ Experiences and Recommendations to Strategically Tackle Child, Early, and Forced Marriage,’ Journal of Adolescent Health 69(6): S11–12 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.07.031)

Read the full article here

Read the full Journal of Adolescent Health supplement here

October 15, 2021

Adolescents, youth and the SDGs: What can we learn from the current data?

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

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:

  1. What is the state of adolescent and youth progress in key SDGs?
  2. What is the extent of SDG data disaggregation?
  3. Call to action: What are the priority recommendations to be implemented during the Decade of Action leading up to 2030?

October 13, 2021

Adolescent Girls and COVID-19:Mapping the evidence on interventions

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

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.

June 29, 2021

The Road to Generation Equality Forum: An Opportunity to Accelerate Progress with Adolescents and Young People

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

Over the last 25 years, the world has made tremendous strides in shaping a more gender-equal world. Still, millions of adolescent girls and young women face barriers to realizing their health and rights. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has created new setbacks and widened the gulf for girls and women, the Generation Equality Forum (GEF),which began in Mexico City in March and culminates in Paris in June, affords us a unique opportunity to accelerate progress for all.

The upcoming Forum at Paris presents a moment for decision makers to come forward and make bigger, bolder commitments for gender equality. But real progress cannot be achieved without the meaningful engagement and co-leadership of adolescents and young people.

May 4, 2021

Safeguarding Adolescents to Participate Meaningfully and Safely in Virtual and Digital Events

Tools

The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) developed this resource to support organisations and partners to support the participation of adolescents in virtual events and workshops. We are keen to make sure that adolescents participation in these virtual space is not only useful and fun, but also safe! 

The above visual illustrates AGIP’s safeguarding process and approach, see full infograph here

AGIP’s Safeguarding Package includes:

a.            AGIP Safeguarding Kit for adolescent and young leaders that outlines the code of conduct, tips on networking safely online and, reporting mechanisms and focal points from Plan International and Girls Not Brides as the lead agencies on safeguarding.

b.        Template for Consent Form to be used by AGIP members and partners when hosting online engagements with adolescents and youth. Including guidance to use electronic tools to collect signatures.

c.         Event Risk Assessment  Tool to map all potential and possible risks rated against likelihood and impact to help plan for the needed safeguarding measures to put in place for online events, calls and workshops with adolescent girls and youth participation.

If you wish to use these tools and/or adapt them to your own use and the specific events and engagements you are planning with adolescents, please do so while providing credit to the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) and its partners.

For more information on this safeguarding kit and/or questions on its adaptation to your use, please reach out to: AGIP.Youth@girlsnotbrides.org