Zambia: Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program: Lessons Learned from the Pilot Test Program

Karen Austrian, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

This 16-page programme report shares insights from the assessment of a pilot project in Zambia to use a "Safe Spaces” approach to build girls' "social assets" to reduce their vulnerability to gender-based violence, unsafe sex, unwanted pregnancy, HIV infection, and early marriage. According to the report, "married and unmarried sexually active adolescents need information, social support for informed decision making, and access to services and technologies to effectively maintain their sexual and reproductive health." This report outlines lessons learned from the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP).

September 5, 2014
Year of publication
2013
Countries
Tags
gender-based violence, unsafe sex, unwanted pregnancy, HIV infection, early marriage, adolescent girls, social support, sexual and reproductive health

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