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Population Council launches study testing interventions to improve girls' lives in Kenya
Date:2/4/2014

irls' Empowerment (CSAGE) program in Nigeria.

CSAGE, launched in 2013, is a 5-year, 10 million, DFID-funded program. The program will reach 100,000 poor and vulnerable adolescent girls ages 10-19 in six northern Nigerian states. It uses girl-only safe spaces as venues for meeting with friends and mentors to build a support network, learn life skills, receive sexual and reproductive health information and get referrals to age-appropriate high quality health services. The girls will also learn about financial planning and gain access to formal financial services. The program will be closely monitored and evaluated.

The Population Council will coordinate the delivery of program services and associated program evaluation through in-country partners, including nongovernmental and community-based organizations; and its implementing partners, GRID Consulting and the Population and Reproductive Health Initiative (PRHI). The Council and its partners envision CSAGE supporting and building autonomous, sustainable organizations, such as PRHI, that are dedicated to producing effective girl-centered programs, sharing knowledge, and strengthening girls' protective assets (such as their health, literacy, and financial literacy).

Over decades, the Council has generated the world's largest body of rigorous evidence on programs to improve the lives of adolescent girls. Both the Adolescent Girls' Initiative-Kenya and CSAGE extend and enrich the Population Council's portfolio of programs and research designed to create opportunities in girls' lives.


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Contact: Gina Duclayan
gduclayan@popcouncil.org
917-538-9555
Population Council
Source:Eurekalert

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