Supported by Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, our Empowering Adolescent Girls project leveraged a network of 17 community-based organizations to promote gender equality and advance girls’ rights and opportunities in Central America.

This project responded to a scarcity of programming to meet the needs of adolescent girls as they confront numerous challenges in Central America, including gender-based violence, access to education, adolescent pregnancy, and access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and information.

Though these challenges persist across the region, the risks and opportunities for girls are highly contextual, requiring place- and culture-specific programs that address the girls’ unique needs.

That’s exactly what our partners offer the girls and young women they serve. By connecting these local organizations to one another and by working alongside them to reach their goals, GFC helped develop their capacity to drive transformative change.

Learn more about the project in the featured stories below. Watch a global conversation with five young female leaders, including two involved in this project, on the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education.

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