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Policy, Research and Influencing

Our work

466 young people from 76 countries had their voices heard in the Girls’ Education forum consultation in 2016

6,981 girls and boysengaged in decision making process at school, local or national level

25 young people meaningfully engaged directly with world leaders in 2015 and 2016 as part of our government task team programme

A girl in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Girls in crisis

Around the world, 500 million adolescent girls are living in countries affected by conflict and humanitarian crises.

In these environments, navigating the challenges of growing up as a girl – from increased domestic work to the risk of gender-based violence, child marriage and pregnancy and childbirth – becomes immensely more challenging. 

That's why we're working to support young girls and women growing up during times of crisis.

Youth advocates Hope and Georgina from Kenya

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) took place in London this April, bringing together young people, business leaders and heads of Government from across the Commonwealth.

We were there, along with youth advocates Hope and Georgina from Kenya and Viola and Norah from Uganda, as they asked their Governments to commit to leading the fight to end the exploitation of girls.