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Empowering Girls For Lasting Impacts (English)

Governments are spending more than ever before on youth employment programs but rarely do they explicitly target young women. For girls, developing strong life skills is key to building theircapacity to deal effectively with everyday life. Young women tend to have less education, and time available for paid work because of domestic responsibilities and they often do not pursue jobs in high-paying fields because they are not considered suitable for women. Teaching life and livelihood skills to adolescent girls in safe clubs led to a marked increase in self-employment and a decrease in early pregnancy and marriage. The model is being used by projects for adolescent girls and young women in many other countries, including for over 600,000 young women in India.




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Empowering Girls For Lasting Impacts (English). Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality Results Series Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.