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April 17, 2023

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

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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.

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April 17, 2023

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

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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.

April 17, 2023

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

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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.

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April 17, 2023

‘Some got married, others don’t want to attend school as they are involved in income-generation’

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Adolescent experiences following covid-19 lockdowns in low- and middle-income countries

This joint AGIP report aims to support timely and context-relevant policy and programming in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, the State of Palestine (Gaza and West Bank) and Jordan by adding to the evidence base on adolescent girls’ and boys’ experiences during COVID-19. Drawing on mixed methods research it captures the risks and opportunities adolescents face across four low- and middle-income country contexts six to nine months after lockdowns in response to the pandemic were first introduced.

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