The 'girl gap' and the importance of educating adolescent girls

  • Posted on: 19 March 2022
  • By: minnesotangos

In her role as a Regional Program Officer for the English Access Microscholarship Program at FHI 360, MINN Program Manager Bridgette Springer co-authored a brief providing the latest evidence of the challenges that adolescent girls face to go to and stay in school as well as examples of FHI 360 programs that are successfully addressing the issues at stake.

We are proud to share this important work as we continue to honor International Women's Day throughout the month.

This brief contributes to the evidence base for education programming to improve access to, retention of and completion of education for all adolescents, especially girls and marginalized learners, past primary school grades. The barriers and strategies are globally well known. The challenge is to contextualize and localize programming while still strengthening the education systems and services that should serve all 600 million adolescent girls (ages 10-19) worldwide. 

Read the full brief here.