This guide to building girls‘ agency addresses three issues: HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy and violence. At the same time, the recommendations are based on the recognition that girls’ vulnerability to such issues is produced in a myriad of inter-linked ways on a regular basis.
The framework, written by Maggie Bangser and commissioned by UNICEF Tanzania at the request of the Tanzania Commission on HIV/AIDS (TACAIDS), advocates building the capacity of young women across four overarching elements of girls' programming:
- Norms shaping girls’ lives
- “Safety” and formal protection
- Economic security
- Core social services (e.g., education, health)
Maggie Bangser will be discussing this report at the forthcoming STRIVE Learning Lab in September.