Our work aims to change governments' policies to support children and young people, particularly girls living in the poorest countries. We partner with policy makers, parliamentarians, youth advocates, the media and civil society networks.
We use the evidence and learning from our research and programmes to influence governments and help children and young people raise their voices to ensure policy makers listen to them.
Our policy and advocacy team work on a number of key issues including gender and violence, education, humanitarian response, citizenship and participation, youth economic empowerment, and health. Find out more about the work we do in our latest reports, blogs and research.
Real Choices, Real Lives research study
Our unique Real Choices, Real Lives research study follows 142 girls across nine countries - Vietnam, Benin, El Salvador, Brazil, Cambodia, Togo, Uganda, Dominican Republic and the Philippines – from birth to 18. Now reaching adolescence, the girls and their parents describe in their own words what it means to be a girl in their family and community, and how age, poverty and gender impact on their lives.