Empowering Girls

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Stories from the Field

GOJoven youths

Summit’s largest grantmaking investment to date is GOJoven, a youth leadership program founded by the Public Health Institute and aimed at supporting the development of young leaders to act as catalysts for social change,… Read More »

Wings education session

Women’s International Network for Guatemalan Solutions (WINGS) is a Guatemala-based NGO creating opportunities for Guatemalan families to improve their lives by providing them with family planning education and access to reproductive health services. … Read More »

Abriendo Oportunidades Girls playing picture

The Population Council launched Abriendo Oportunidades (“Opening Opportunities”) in 2004, an initiative that connects and empowers Mayan girls in Guatemala…. Read More »

In the Sololá Department, known for its extremely poor health indicators and high rates of poverty, only about 5% of Mayan girls complete secondary school. Starfish International aims to change that, attempting to reach 500 indigenous girls over 20 years and radically transform their educational and life prospects. … Read More »

Summit supports the work of Population Services International (PSI) and its local affiliate, PASMO/Honduras, as it pilots girlfocused activities reaching 640 girls aged 10-19 in 11 communities in the rural Valle de Sula area of Honduras…. Read More »

Women speaking at CAMY Fund Encuentro

Summit supports the CAMY Fund, which provides grant support to local young adult leaders (aged 18-35) and their organizations in Central America to implement innovative projects related to girls’ equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights… Read More »

BFLA Peer Helpers Talking Photo

Summit supports the work of International Planned Parenthood Federation/ Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) as three of its member associations aim to decrease the incidence of teenage pregnancy and STIs among adolescents between the ages of 10-24 through increased access to sexual and reproductive health services and education…. Read More »

ICRW logo

Summit supports the efforts of ICRW to empower adolescent girls and advance adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) through research and advocacy… Read More »