Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE) Project
Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE) is a five-year, USAID-funded project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The overarching vision for this project is to create opportunities for adolescent girls to acquire the education and skills necessary to become active, positive agents for change within their families, schools, and communities. Initiatives targeting adolescent girls during the critical transition period from primary to secondary school will address issues such as increased direct opportunity costs to stay in school, the need to contribute to family livelihood, sexual debut, heightened risk of engaging in transactional/survival sex and drug abuse, and cultural pressures to marry and begin a family. The project is being implemented in two locations in DRC: Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.
Overall, the purpose of this gender analysis is to identify differences in gender roles, needs, experiences, and opportunities in education in EAGLE school environments.