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

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Overview

Overview

Action for Adolescent Girls: Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage - Overview
CA-3-D002465001
$20,000,000
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (XM-DAC-41119)
2015-12-14 - 2021-11-15
Closed
Country / region • Niger (20.25%)
• India (20.25%)
• Sierra Leone (19.00%)
• Guatemala (10.50%)
• Nigeria (21.50%)
• Haiti (8.50%)
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 • Children's issues (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

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.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Related information

Related information

Action for Adolescent Girls: Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage - Related information
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Partner website — UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch
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