Adolescent girls are one of the most marginalised demographic groups in the world, despite making up 33% of the global female population. Often, adolescent girls fall through the cracks, with neither child rights nor women’s rights development programming sufficiently responding to their unique needs. We want to change this. To truly live in a world where girls have the voice, choice, and agency to determine their own futures, they must be specifically recognised in social change agendas, and they must be included in conversations that concern them.
Since 2022, our strategy ‘Girls on the agenda and at the table’ gives AGIP a refreshed direction. We focus our efforts on global advocacy founded in evidence and research – with and for adolescent girls.
AGIP aims to achieve the following overarching strategic goals to contribute to global-level outcomes for gender equality and girl’s rights:
- By 2024, AGIP has successfully influenced key global spaces and processes to recognise, include, and invest in the unique needs of adolescent girls and youths. AGIP has played an active role in holding key global decision-makers and organisations to account.
- By 2024, AGIP has significantly contributed to curating a global ecosystem that generates and uses evidence (such as investment assessments and frameworks) to advocate for holistic investments in adolescent girls and youths.
- By 2024, Meaningful Girl and Youth Engagement (MGYE) is institutionalised in key global processes. Adolescent girls’ co-leadership is well-resourced and supported. AGIP has created, modelled, & promoted MGYE and safeguarding best-practice & guidance for the sector and beyond.
Please click here [SJ1] for a comprehensive overview of our project strategy.
Global Advocacy Roadmap
Our global advocacy focuses on ‘Shifting power and resources to adolescent girls’. We urge global decision-makers and powerholders to take responsibility for ensuring that accountability and resource mechanisms and tools for adolescent girls are accessible, participatory, well-resourced, and supported.
At AGIP, we centre adolescent girls’ voice, choice, and agency. Accordingly, we are adamant that adolescent girls must have direct decision-making power in any political processes that concern their lives. We also strongly believe that resources targeting adolescent girls and young feminist-led organisations should be flexible, long-term, and unrestricted: including a mix of holistic financial and non-financial support. And if you’re a donor – please ensure that adolescent girls benefit directly from your financial commitments!
If you are an adolescent-girl ally, decision-maker, power-holder, donor or any kind of stakeholder interested in finding out more and joining forces to advance our advocacy goals, please contact us. We are always eager to collaborate on the issues that matter most to us.
Impact for girls
Since 2020, we have:
- Supported 13 adolescent girls and 6 youths to co-create and deliver a total of 5 high-level, intergenerational dialogues) Enabled an additional 41 adolescent girls and 7 youths to participate in our external events)
- All our engagements are appropriately re-imbursed, including financial honorariums, capacity strengthening and networking opportunities
- Successfully advocated with adolescent girls and partners for Action 4: Strengthen young feminist-led and girl-led movements and organisations in all their diversity to be an official commitment made by the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership
- Served as a technical advisor on safeguarding for meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and youths, providing expertise and best-practice with a variety of global stakeholders and their events, including: SheDecides +5 Summit, the Virtual IDG Forum 2022, and WD2023
- Our cutting-edge research offers insights into areas concerning adolescent girls which are not yet addressed: Our ‘Gap Map’ is an interactive tool highlighting the gaps in research concerning adolescent girl programming, our reports emphasise the impact of Covid19 on adolescent girls. Our research is made to be utilized in both programming and advocacy – click here for more information.