The Girl Power program aims to support the empowerment of girls and young women for gender equality by building capacity in local civil society in 10 countries: Nicaragua, Bolivia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, Zambia and Ethiopia. Girl Power! focuses on four UN promoted thematic areas relevant for MDG 2 and MDG 3: violence against girls and women, (post-primary) education, economic participation, and socio-political participation.
Girl Power is a MFS-II funded programme running from 2011 to 2015; it is implemented by the Child Rights Alliance, a coalition of 6 Dutch civil society organizations: ICDI, Women Win, Free Press Unlimited, Child Helpline International, DCI-Ecpat, and Plan Nederland. Local civil society partners developed country specific programmes within the overall Girl Power framework.
Transition International and Avance were asked to realize the Mid Term Review (MTR) of the Girl Power programme; A Company coordinated the MTR for Latin America and provided support to the other groups on global level, specifically to those in Africa and Asia. With a team of national researchers, fieldwork was conducted in Nicaragua and Bolivia, including interviews with young girls, focal groups with adolescents and adults (both men and women), municipal panels with key stakeholders and participatory capacity workshops (including drawing) with local partners.
Client: Child Rights Alliance