- Country: Nicaragua
- Date: Jun 2018 - May 2022
- Program Type: Girls Education
- Partner: Global Fund for Children
The program is set to benefit approximately 20,000 young girls in three countries: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. It focuses on the capacity-building of 18 girl-led and girl-serving grassroots organizations and support activities centered on promoting gender equality and advancing the rights of girls in the spheres of education, youth empowerment and equitable access to employment opportunities, as well as freedom from violence and exploitation. The program aims to identify local partners who have already made a strong commitment to a gender strategy that elevates the voice and opportunities of adolescent girls. With the ultimate aim of promoting gender equality and advancing the rights and opportunities of adolescent girls, the program seeks to strengthen the local capacity of grassroots partners and enable them to act as vehicles of social change, as well as deliberately engage with young men and boys as essential partners in promoting gender-equitable attitudes and behavior.