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 six 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.
After conducting the Mid Term Review (MTR) of the Girl Power programme in 2013, Avance was asked to also realize the final evaluation. A Company, who coordinated the MTR for Latin America and provided support on global level, will take on this task once again. With a team of national researchers, fieldwork will be conducted in Bolivia, including focus groups with children, adolescents and adults (both male and female), municipal panels with key stakeholders, participatory capacity workshops with local partners and interviews with key informants.
Client: Child Rights Alliance