Let Girls Lead is proud to share results from an external evaluation of our flagship program, the Adolescent Girls' Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI).
Commissioned by the United Nations Foundation, this independent evaluation demonstrates that Let Girls Lead's AGALI program has contributed to improving the health, education, livelihoods, and rights of over 3 million girls globally. Let Girls Lead's partners have also empowered over 40,000 adolescent girls and their allies to become advocates, in addition to engaging 600 grassroots organizations in girl-centered advocacy movements.
The evaluation demonstrates that Let Girls Lead has successfully enabled civil society leaders and organizations to advocate for laws, policies, programs, and funding that protect girls from violence, increase their access to education, health services, and economic opportunities, and empower young women to develop their own solutions to the obstacles they face. Key results include:
* Improved girls' education, health, and rights in Liberia through passage and implementation of the national Children's Law.
* Reduced child marriage in Malawi by empowering girls to advocate with village chiefs, and supporting a national campaign to increase the legal age of marriage.
* Advanced women and girls' rights and protection in Guatemala through passage and funding of national policies to ensure comprehensive care and treatment for victims of sexual violence.
* Improved youth sexual and reproductive health in Honduras by increasing young people's access to comprehensive education and health services.
It has been an honor to partner with so many inspiring leaders and organizations to improve girls' lives globally. There is much more to do, and so many who will benefit from girl-centered advocacy. We are grateful to all of you for your support, and hope that Let Girls Lead's model and evaluation results will serve as a resource for your own important work.
The full executive summary is available online: http://bit.ly/IIUI85.
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The Let Girls Lead Team
About Let Girls Lead
Let Girls Lead empowers girls and their allies to lead social change through advocacy, education, economic empowerment, storytelling, and strategic partnerships, contributing to improved health, education, and livelihoods for more than 3 million girls globally.
Let Girls Lead's impacts include the passage of national laws, programs, and funding that protect girls from violence, increase their access to education, health services and economic opportunities, and empower young women to develop their own solutions to the obstacles they face.
For more information, please visit www.letgirlslead.org