Our 80-year history has shown us that worldwide, no one bears the brunt of discrimination more than adolescent girls. Girls everywhere encounter barriers to accessing their rights and face challenges as a result of gender inequality, social norms, and power relations.
We work to ensure gender equality is included in all our work by challenging the causes of gender inequality. We also ensure girls are empowered and supported to access their rights free from the threat of violence.
Our work on ending violence against women and girls includes preventing and responding to child marriage, school-related violence and female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a key part of our broader work to ensure aid is gender transformative and challenges the inequalities girls face globally.
The trafficking of girls and young women
Evidence for prevention and assistance
Women and girls account for 71 per cent of the identified victims of human trafficking globally. They are often forced to make impossible choices for their mere survival. Conflict and humanitarian crises are contributing factors.
Our report, written with the International Organization for Migration and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, describes the trafficking routes of girls and young women aged 0 to 24 years old from Nigeria, Nepal and Uganda. It provides a snapshot of their lived realities to help inform efforts to address human trafficking through gender-and-age-sensitive approaches.
Summary report of gender analysis
Exploring the intersection between economic insecurity and girls' agency in relation to their SRHR.
Exploring the intersections of marriage, child-bearing and eduction in crisis-affected communities in Malawi.
Report focusing on girls' agency and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Report exploring what is needed to accelerate adolescent girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Report on how improving the data we have on girls can support our quest for gender equality