Equality for Women and Girls

Equality for Women and Girls

Champion for family planning Ann Mitu in the doorway of a shop of Kangemi, Nairobi, on June 27, 2016

Youth need information about their bodies and rights, as well as tools and support to make the decisions best for themselves and their circumstances.The Youth Investment, Engagement, and Leadership Development (YIELD) Project report, Young People Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health: Toward a New Normal, finds that making this happen will require young people’s participation and leadership at every level.
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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 »

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Led by the United Nations Foundation, The Universal Access Project (UAP) works to strengthen U.S. support for reproductive health and family planning on a global scale. Summit has supported the Universal Access Project since its inception in 2009. As part of their mission to provide reproductive health education and services, the UAP  shares relevant resources… Read More »

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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 »

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Girls Not Brides is global partnership of over 700 civil society groups committed to ending child marriage and creating opportunity for girls to fulfill their potential… Read More »