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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 »

Rise Up activates girls, youth, and women to transform their lives, families, and communities for a more just and equitable world by strengthening leadership, investing in local solutions, and building movements. Rise Up began by investing in 38 leaders in Guatemala and Honduras. In the past ten years, they’ve grown to a global network of… Read More »

Girls are powerful. When girls are educated, healthy, and safe, they can transform their lives, their families, and their communities. When girls stand up for other girls in need, they empower each other and make our world a better place to live. Girl Up and Rise Up are working to engage girls to take action… Read More »

This evaluation focuses on projects supported by Rise Up in Honduras and Guatemala. Rise Up is an organization that has programming in 15 countries worldwide and supports leadership and advocacy programs for and with adolescent girls and women to enable them to advocate for meaningful change in their lives and communities. The advocacy activities encompass… 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 »

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 »