Project profile — Action for Adolescent Girls: Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage

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Action for Adolescent Girls: Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage - Overview
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (XM-DAC-41119)
2015-12-14 - 2021-11-15
Country / region • Guatemala (10.50%)
• Niger (20.25%)
• Haiti (8.50%)
• India (20.25%)
• Sierra Leone (19.00%)
• Nigeria (21.50%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Legal and judicial development (15130) (40.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (60.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to strengthen action toward ending child, early and forced marriage by increasing investments in evidence-based, girl-centered approaches to ending the harmful practice and upholding the rights of adolescent girls. The project supports governments and civil society to reach the most marginalized adolescent girls and eliminate child marriage. UNFPA is supporting governments by making targeted investments at scale to reach thousands of girls at risk of and affected by child marriage, through proven interventions (primarily community-level girl groups) that provide opportunities for social participation and leadership, developing life skills and literacy and accessing health services. The project simultaneously strives to create a more favourable environment for adolescent girls at the community and national levels. Project activities include: (1) establishing safe girl-only spaces, in which girls can receive peer support and access female solidarity networks; (2) developing and implementing curriculum for adolescent empowerment; (3) providing life skills education to adolescent girls and building their capacities in e-literacy, financial literacy and vocational skills; (4) providing technical assistance to improve access to quality health programs for adolescent girls; (5) supporting key national, regional and local authorities to build evidence around child marriage and adolescent pregnancy; and (6) engaging with officials to support national strategy for the abolition of child, early and forced marriage and the reduction of teenage pregnancy.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) Increased access to quality health information and services, education, and life skills for adolescent girls at risk of and affected by child marriage; and (2) Increased generation and use of a robust data and evidence base on adolescent girls for advocacy programming, learning and tracking progress. Note: a finalized logic model will be submitted 120 days following signature of GA.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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