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Abriendo Oportunidades Strengthens Government Education Programming for Indigenous Adolescent 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… 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 »

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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 »

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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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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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