Girl-Centered Program Design
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secondary school or to complete it, and have fewer income-generating opportunities.
Logic might have it, then, that a lot of effort in these arenas is being made to reach these adolescent girls, to help them build social, health and economic assets and to provide them with the support and protection they need so that they do not drop out of school, get pregnant before they want to, or become infected with HIV or an STI. However, unfortunately, that is not the case. Typically, what is available are general youth programs that are meant to include adolescent girls, but in reality do not.
Experience has shown that to reach adolescent girls, especially vulnerable adolescent girls, programs must be designed with them as the target audience. This toolkit will help you do that.