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The Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH) with GreeneWorks and partners launched a research volume highlighting the manifestations of child, early, forced marriage globally. This special edition includes the Gender Norms, Control Over Girl’s Sexuality, and Child Marriage: A Honduran Case Study which explores links among marianismo, girls’ mobility and sexuality, and child marriage among adolescent… Read More »
Holistic Education for Youth (HEY!) is a school-based intervention that seeks to prevent child marriage in rural areas of Honduras. Initially known as Addressing Child Marriage through Holistic Education (ACMHE), the program partners with Bayan (a Honduras non-governmental organization) and SAT (a secondary education system in rural areas of Honduras) in utilizing design-based research to design,… Read More »
This article examines intersections between schooling, child marriage, and adolescent pregnancy in a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of Honduran girls. It explores (a) girls’ enrollment and dropout of school patterns and how these relate to timing of marriage and/or childbirth, (b) the factors associated with dropout, early marriage, and/or early childbearing, and (c) reenrollment patterns after marriage/childbirth…. Read More »
Abriendo Oportunidades Strengthens Government Education Programming for Indigenous Girls in Guatemala For over 15 years, Abriendo Oportunidades has partnered with national and local authorities to improve educational prospects for indigenous girls. In Guatemala, evidence and ongoing technical assistance have helped strengthen and expand the Ministry of Education’s alternative education programs for adolescents, ensuring they are… Read More »
In Guatemala, 1,500 underage girls are married every day. Mayra Maquin Pop was one of them. Because of her forced marriage, she could not graduate from school, and was constantly denied opportunities. But she stood up and got help from FUNDAECO. Now that’s she’s free, she is helping educate the next generation about their fundamental… Read More »
Guatemala has an epidemic of underage pregnancy so severe that a quarter of all children are born to adolescent mothers. With this comes lack of education, economic limitation, and abuse. The solution lies with education and with GoJoven, an organization advocating for adolescent reproductive health. They use grassroots organizing to advocate for changes to Guatemala’s… Read More »
For Damaris Lopez, going to school was the worst part of her day. A shy girl by nature, she was relentlessly bullied and eventually dropped out. She’s not alone – over two million in Guatemala do not attend school, mostly girls. Thankfully, COINCIDIR is there, an organization that works locally to empower young girls and… Read More »
We are calling on funders of all types and sizes – foundations, governments and others – to stand with adolescent girls and young women during and after this global pandemic. Visit the Joint Statement and Recommendations created by the Child, Early & Forced Marriage and Unions and Sexuality Working Group, and Partners. The global pandemic… Read More »
Summit’s Equality for Women and Girls Program is pleased to share its November 2019 report Unlocking Possibilities for Girls. The report describes much of our partners’ work from 2012 to the present, primarily in Mesoamerica.
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 in youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) initiatives—from ideation to implementation…. Read More »