I’m Stronger

For girls to thrive, they must have access to programs specifically tailored to their needs and have their experiences considered across humanitarian operations.

Programming for girls must not only identify an inclusive physical space where girls can safely meet with peers and mentors, but it must also deliver interventions tailored to the age-vulnerability-capacity profiles of the girls. Informed by their input, these should focus on building assets: Social, Human/Health, Economic and Physical.

As soon as possible after an emergency, humanitarian actors should design and implement targeted, asset-building programs for adolescent girls that reduce their unique vulnerabilities, support their health, promote their development, and strengthen their resilience to future shocks.

An integrated, holistic approach to humanitarian programming for girls cannot ignore the influential persons in their lives or their communities, nor can humanitarian action disregard the national institutions or laws that impact their trajectories and opportunities.

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Building Protective Assets | A Research Snapshot

Strong Girls
Strong Girls, Powerful Women

Program learning from three humanitarian settings.

A girl no more
A Girl No More: The Changing Norms of Child Marriage in Conflict

Results from formative research in three countries.

Empowere Safe
Empowered & Safe: Economic Strengthening for Adolescent Girls

A review of programs and theory of change.

Adolescent Girls
Adolescent Girls & Safer Livelihoods

A case study and webinar on pilot work in South Sudan.

Promoting an Enabling Environment | A Research Snapshot

The national and international frameworks that establish girls’ rights. Uphold and advocate for them.
Global Campaign
Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights

Mobilizes international action 
to end gender discrimination 
in nationality laws.

Call to action
Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

A multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to transform the way GBV is addressed in emergencies

Forced From Home
Forced from Home

The lost boys and girls of Central America.

INTERNAL INFLUENCERS

SOCIAL

Social connections, including networks, group membership, and relationships with peers and mentors.

HUMAN / HEALTH

Knowledge, skills, access, and experiences related to health, education, and well-being.

ECONOMIC

Financial literacy, savings, and income.

PHYSICAL

Infrastructure, tools, shelter, and technology.

EXTERNAL INFLUENCERS

FAMILY MEMBERS

Mothers and sisters, fathers and brothers, and other family members. Humanitarians should partner with them.

COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS

The influential persons who often exert authority over local resources, livelihood opportunities, and social norms. We can engage them.

INSTITUTIONS & POLICIES

The entities, systems, and structures responsible for supporting girls before, during, and after a crisis. They must be strengthened and improved.

LAWS

The national and international frameworks that establish the rights of girls. We need to uphold and advocate for them.