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Policy, Research and Influencing

A girls with a megaphone in India


Our policy, advocacy and research work aims to influence governments globally, to realise the rights of children and young people living in the poorest and most fragile parts of the world.

We partner with policy makers, parliamentarians, young people, the media and civil society networks to promote gender equality and girls’ rights. We use the evidence and learning from our research and programmes to support children and young people to advocate on the issues that matter to them.

Our policy and advocacy team work on a number of key issues that children face around the world, including gender inequality and gender-based violence, exploitation, access to education and adolescent health. Discover more below and explore our latest reports, blogs and research.

Sarita and Sabina are campaigning to end trafficking in Nepal

Over 46,000 people

stood with youth advocates Sabina and Sarita to end the trafficking of girls in Nepal
Youth advocates Hope and Georgina from Kenya

Youth advocates from Kenya and Uganda

helped secure a commitment to end the exploitation of girls at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
A girl from our Real Choices, Real Lives study in Togo

142 girls from nine countries

are part of our Real Choices, Real Lives research study exploring what it means to be a girl growing up
A girl in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Girls in crisis

Around the world, millions of adolescent girls are living in countries affected by conflict and humanitarian crises. In these environments, girls face increased challenges, including limited access to education, increased domestic work, the risk of gender-based violence and exploitation, child marriage and early pregnancy.

Through our policy and research work, we’re highlighting the voices of girls growing up in crises, whose unique situation is often overlooked, to ensure they get the protection and support they need.

Our policy and advocacy work


We work to ensure that all girls and boys have the right to inclusive quality education

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