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Author: Jacqueline Carter

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The Girl Center is a global research center and information hub, that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence to transform the lives of adolescent girls…. Read More »

Control and regulation of sexuality – in particular adolescent girls’ sexuality – is a critical and often unaddressed manifestation of gender inequality that exists across different cultural contexts and communities around the world. In response to the limited discussion of sexuality in the global discourse on child, early and forced marriage and unions (CEFMU), 41… Read More »

Established in 1990, FUNDAECO is a Guatemalan organization dedicated to the conservation of the nature and the promotion of sustainable community development. FUNDAECO promotes the establishment and management of protected areas, promotes the conservation of biodiversity through biological research and monitoring, environmental education and political advocacy. In 2009, in response to the socioeconomic situation and… Read More »

Rise Up is proud to publish their award-winning Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy, an intensive curriculum that engages girls and their allies in strategic advocacy to improve girls’ lives around the world. Girls have the power to transform their own lives, families, communities, and the world. The heart of their approach is an integrated emphasis on… Read More »

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Produced in partnership with Summit collaborator the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this 2014 film explores the prevalence of child marriage in Guatemala with the direction and images of photo journalist Stephanie Sinclair. Guatemala was the tenth country where Sinclair documented the issue of child marriage, beginning with a 2011 film focused on child marriage… Read More »

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This short 2015 video provides a brief overview of  Population Council’s Abriendo Oportunidades program within the municipality of Chisec in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Summit has been involved with the Abriendo program since 2005, and has more recently supported its adaption and implementation within Belize’s Toledo District. Video by Jeremy Bunch  

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Girl Rising is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing girls’ education and empowerment on a global scale through storytelling. … Read More »

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The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally…. Read More »

CAMY Fund leaders talking

In May 2017, Summit grantee Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) held their Annual Grantee Meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala. For this meeting, 13  CAMY Fund project leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico came together in order to learn, gain skills and collaborate together. This video explores the convening, and some… Read More »

Global Early Adolescence

A collaboration between the World Health Organization and John Hopkins University, this longitudinal study spanned 15 countries, with experts around the world attempting to understand the factors in early adolescence (such as sexual health, mental health, empowerment, school retention) that predispose young people to sexual health risks. For more information about the study, please find… Read More »